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Salty Chinese Food Carrying Health Warning Labels Is Now Obligatory

Salty Chinese Food Carrying Health Warning Labels Is Now Obligatory

Some of these dinners contain half of a grown-up's prescribed day to day recompense is just a single dish.

The campaign group examined dishes from London's six Chinese restaurants and they found that 97 percent contained 2g of salt or more.

Supermarket Chinese ready meals are also extremely high in salt with some containing more than two pizzas, while certain rice dishes have more salt than 11 bags of ready salted crisps, according to Action on Salt.

Eating too much salt has been linked to degenerative health conditions including heart disease.

Your favourite Chinese takeaway meal could contain half your recommended salt allowance for the day.

When served with egg fried rice, which also contains up to five grams of salt per portion, the total salt content rises to 11.5g, or twice the recommended daily limit.

Action on Salt is a group of health experts concerned with salt and its effects on health.




As well as main dishes being high in salt, rice dishes and other sides, such as spring rolls and prawn crackers, were found to add a significant amount of salt to a meal.

The survey, however, found that almost half of 141 supermarket Chinese ready meals analyzed contain over 1.8 grams of salt per portion, which is high enough to carry a red notification label on the pack.

Action on Salt is calling on the Government to enforce stricter health labelling; force restaurants to put warnings on high-salt dishes; and set food manufacturers new salt reduction targets for ready meals. Study authors call on policymakers to make health labeling mandatory. "This reduction will have a large impact on reducing strokes by approximately 22% and heart attacks by 16% saving 17,000 lives in the United Kingdom as well as other health benefits for the population", Salt on Action said.

"This week, as part of Salt Awareness Week, we are asking everyone, including the food industry, to think first and use less salt".

Professor Graham MacGregor, of Queen Mary University of London and chairman of Action on Salt, said: "Salt is the forgotten killer as it puts up our blood pressure, leading to tens of thousands of unnecessary strokes, heart failure and heart attacks every year".

Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said: "Our salt consumption has decreased over the last decade - a loaf of bread has 40 per cent less than it used to".


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