Salt

NASCON complains about industrial salt pack sizes. Picture: NASCON.

Dangote Salt highlights food fraud in Nigeria

By Jenny Eagle

Dangote Salt, part of the National Salt Company of Nigeria (NASCON) has partnered with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to clamp down on food fraud in Nigeria.

The link between a high salt intake and high blood pressure, which raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, is well established.  © iStock

Ireland's salt intake is falling - but still too high

By Niamh Michail

There have been “significant reductions” in salt intake among the Irish population thanks to voluntary industry efforts, says the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) - but intake is still more than double the recommended levels for men.

The ingredient is intended for use in salt and salt substitutes - EFSA said its use in other products would need a new risk assessment

EFSA backs anti-caking agent safety for salt substitutes

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

EFSA has backed the safety of an anti-caking agent (Fe mTA) for salt or salt substitutes – but said a new risk assessment would be necessary if the use level or application were to change.

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