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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - A systematic survey of the sodium contents of processed foods

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by Jacqueline L Webster, Elizabeth K Dunford, and Bruce C Neal


Background: Processed foods are major contributors to population dietary salt intake. Parts of the Australian food industry have started to decrease salt in a number of products. A definitive baseline assessment of current sodium concentrations in foods is key to targeting reformulation strategies and monitoring progress.

Objectives: Our objectives were to systematically collate data on the sodium content of Australian processed food products and compare sodium values against maximum target levels established by the UK Food Standards Agency (UK FSA).

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