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Bread rolls only product type meeting salt reduction targets, finds CASH

Campaigners are urging health chiefs to set mandatory salt levels after a product survey found ‘bread rolls’ is the only one of 28 food categories set to meet 2017 salt reduction targets.

Knead Bakery devises chocolate crumpet range

London-based business Knead Bakery has unveiled two innovative chocolate crumpet products.

Walkers launches Mediterranean range to the UK

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out a new premium Mediterranean range that is cooked in 100% Spanish olive oil.

Health campaigners attack ‘shocking’ level of salt in crumpets

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Study claims salt may help cure gout

A recent study by US researchers has identified a link between a high-salt diet and lower blood levels of uric acid, a condition recognised to trigger gout, but sodium could also worsen blood pressure.

Burts reveals Britain’s favourite ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’

Artisan hand-cooked potato crisp manufacturer Burts has unveiled that the winner of the ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’, as voted by the nation, is the Roasted Vegetable Picnic Roll.

Action on Sugar slams government obesity report

A leaked copy of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy has prompted campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) to call for its revision.

Warburtons says baking industry doesn’t get enough credit

Warburtons’ chairman Jonathan Warburton has said that the baking industry doesn’t get enough credit for its work on reducing salt levels.

FDF calls for salt reduction measures

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has highlighted three key measures it says would drive down salt consumption in the UK.

PHE says UK salt intake has stayed the same

The UK is consuming the same amount of salt as it was three years ago, despite numerous campaigns, according to Public Health England (PHE). 

Public Health England says “eat plenty of bread”

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

2017 salt targets on track

Consensus for Action on Salt & Health (CASH) has collected data on white bread brands in the UK, and Brace’s and Linwoods do not meet the 2017 max salt target.

First sugar, now salt?

Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Costa pastries and sandwiches contain too much salt, according to research for The Telegraph.

Department of Health to reassess potassium salt stance

Department of Health (DH) advice on using potassium salt is being revised as part of an effort to reduce public consumption of table salt.

New salt link to obesity

Obesity could be linked to a high salt intake – regardless of overall calorific consumption, a new study has found.

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LCI produces salt substitute for bakery
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New salt substitute launched

Ingredients firm Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI), has introduced a new substitute for bakery products to reduce salt. 

Pizza has been criticised for its salt content
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Half of pizzas have more than recommended amount of salt

Half of all pizzas have more than the recommended level of salt – with some containing the equivalent of seven Big Macs.

Scottish bakers are working on reducing sugar and salt in products
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Scottish bakers prove inspiration for healthy recipe guide

Small to medium food producers, including bakers and butchers across Scotland, have been lowering the salt, fat and calorie content in products by as much as 50%. 

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Scientists say sugar is worse than salt
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Sugar ‘worse’ for health than salt, say researchers

Health experts have slammed sugar as being worse for blood pressure than salt. 

Action on sugar drops bread
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The Federation of Bakers challenged the decision to include bread in a list of sugary foods
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Bread dropped from sugary foods list

Action on Sugar has removed bread from its list of unhealthy foods, following direct action from the Federation of Bakers (FoB).

Bread flavour plea for industry

More needs to be done to get flavour back into bread, according to the chairman of the British Society of Baking.

New salt targets “challenging”

The Department of Health (DoH) has unveiled its long-awaited salt reduction targets for 2017 which have been labelled as “very challenging” by the industry.

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