In response to the announcement of new salt reduction targets Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:
“It is good news that the Government will now be setting further salt reduction targets.
“Our assessment of company action found that small changes in products have removed tonnes of salt from the nation’s diet, but some companies are making more progress than others.
“Ensuring action by those that are still lagging behind, plus more action to reduce salt in food eaten out, will be essential.
“The Government needs to establish these new salt reduction targets as soon as possible, name and shame companies which don’t respond and be prepared to legislate if voluntary action fails.
“Wider use of traffic light labelling by food manufacturers as well as retailers is also needed, so that people can easily see the levels of salt they are eating.”