Tuesday 26 September 2017

Shoppers need to be able to trust food packet labels

Doubts over salt levels in some ham products should not be lightly dismissed Photo: Reuters
Doubts over salt levels in some ham products should not be lightly dismissed Photo: Reuters
Editorial

Editorial

Many of us like a traditional fry-up as a welcome bank holiday treat. In this busy world, it is something many people cannot indulge themselves in too often. While health scares come and go, the "full Irish" goes on.

But news today casting doubt about salt levels in some ham products should not be lightly dismissed. This one goes beyond fads and suggests that people who keep an eye on food labels, to take care of their diet, may not be getting accurate information.

It is especially worrying for people who have had health problems and are trying to follow advice to maintain good health. It is equally disconcerting for people trying to instil good dietary habits and eating practices in their children in this era of child obesity.

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