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Food: Salt

Volume 711: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider a new campaign to persuade restaurants to reduce the salt in their food. [HL4212]

The Government have already secured voluntary public commitments from over 40 of the largest catering companies for action that will reduce salt in their food. These companies are from all parts of the catering industry including restaurants.

As the existing initiative is working well, the Government intend to continue their current work with these companies, as well as actively encourage new companies to reduce the salt content in the meals they serve. This will include targeting smaller businesses.