Salt intake directly linked to obesity: CASH

“The food we eat is now the biggest cause of ill health through its high salt, fat and sugar content added by the food industry," said Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of CASH and co-author of the study.

There is a direct link between salt intake and obesity, says 1200-strong CASH study – but health experts say the findings should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The Nordic Council's previous report concluded that: "Companies have not sufficiently accepted that allergens are a real danger for certain consumer groups," but it hopes progress has been made since then.

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Focus on fat not sugar reduction to keep consumers: Study

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Dutch bar manufacturer VSI will be acquired by private label food producer Hearthside Food Solutions for a reported €108.5 million.

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