Don’t pass the salt! ECDA position paper on the need for EU action to help Europeans reduce excessive salt intake

The ECDA supports the EU’s efforts to reduce Europeans’ salt consumption, but insists on the need for a more rigorous and concerted action plan which engages stakeholders and the public in salt reduction initiatives, and is bolstered by regulatory measures to stimulate the reformulation of food, provide clear and meaningful information to consumers and is followed up by an adequate monitoring system of salt intake.

Reducing salt intake from the present norm of 8-12 grams toward the recommended level of 5 grams per day would significantly improve public health by preventing many chronic diseases, thereby reducing mortality and saving healthcare costs.

Click here to download the document (revised version September 2017).