Hold the salt
Move over sugar, salt is the latest public-enemynumber-one. A new salt reduction target set by the World Health Organisation means food manufacturers and consumers need to lower the amount of salt by at least 30 per cent, according to Auckland University. The target is aimed at reducing the incidence of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. It says a 36 per cent reduction in salt in packaged foods and 40 per cent less added to food will reduce total salt intake by 35 per cent. White bread, hard cheese and sausages are on the hit-list – with breakfast cereals needing the biggest cut.