Takeaway and popular brands of soup are overdosing customers with massive levels of salt.Says who?
Consensus Action on Salt and Health analysed 575 ready-to- eat ranges and also found high levels in other popular brands.And yes, that is the load of old fanny that it sounds like, with yet another 'recommended limit' being pulled straight from the nether regions of the bureaucrats, just like those for alcohol and fat.
There were 23 supermarket products with at least two grams of salt - 18 were from brands including Heinz, New Covent Garden and Batchelors.
CASH chairman Professor Graham MacGregor, of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said: 'It is the very high levels of salt that are put in our food that leads to thousands of unnecessary stroke and heart deaths.
Surely, Dracula never regarded garlic with as much fear and suspicion as these people regard a fairly harmless and necessary mineral?
They're going to have a conniption when they see what Hollywood has named one of its proposed summer blockbusters...