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Food: Salt

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) his Department and (b) the Food Standards Agency have held with Consensus Action on Salt and Health in the last two years to discuss dietary salt intake; and if he will make a statement. (208673)

To aid the joint Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Department's goal to reduce average population salt intakes to no more than six grams a day, the FSA has met with Consensus Action on Salt and Health between June 2006-June 2008 to discuss a range of issues including dietary salt.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to meet representatives of the salt industry to discuss salt levels in food. (208674)

Ministers currently do not have any plans to meet representatives of the salt industry to discuss salt levels in food.