A news report from Food Navigator presented an interesting situation of concern to consumers: there is new research regarding salt levels in global products from some of the biggest food manufacturers. Disturbingly, it has revealed wide and random variations.
The news report indicates that, in a survey of 260 global food products from manufacturers such as Nestle, KFC and Kellogg’s, the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) found that people in some countries are being fed over twice as much salt in popular global brands as their counterparts in other parts of the world.
Spokesperson Katharine Jenner told Food Navigator that more often than not there was no logic behind the differences.
Kellogg’s All Bran, for example, contains 2.15g of salt per 100g in Canada, but only 0.65g of salt per 100g just over the border in the US, less than a third of the Canadian level.
KFC in New Zealand throws up one of the most confusing differences. The KFC Twister product in New Zealand has the lowest salt content per portion in the global survey, whereas its Fillet Burger has the highest.
Jenner said KFC may well not be aware of this difference. She said these variations seem to have no good reasons behind them and are most likely to be the random consequence of local manufacturing choices.
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