Store sal­ads’ salt ‘8 times bag of crisps’

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY RUKI SAYID Con­sumer Edi­tor

SU­PER­MAR­KET sal­ads have up to eight times the salt of a bag of ready-salted crisps, a study found.

Marks & Spencer’s teriyaki chicken sticky rice salad had 3.5g while a small bag of Walk­ers crisps con­tains 0.46g. The salmon salad ver­sion has 3.05g.

Ac­tion on Salt also found Tesco’s tuna, egg and noo­dle salad had 1.5g.

Just 17% of 312 sal­ads sur­veyed had a green traf­fic light on pack­ag­ing.

And a third of sal­ads in 213 restau­rants, take­aways and cof­fee shops were high in salt, said AOS.

Chief Prof Graham Mac­gre­gor said the lack of ac­tion was “shock­ing”.

M&S said in­gre­di­ents like soy had “nat­u­rally higher” salt, adding: “Over 82% of our prod­ucts meet [govern­ment] salt tar­gets.”

WARN­ING Teriyaki salmon

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