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Salt levels in picnic foods dangerously high, health group warns

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Action on Salt calls for compulsory, front-of-pack, nutritional labelling

One in four savoury picnic foods contain dangerously high levels of salt and almost half are worryingly high in saturated fat, a health group has warned.

Action on Salt found that a typical picnic basket could contain more than 5g of salt, almost the recommended daily limit for an adult, which is 6g a day. Excessive salt consumption has been blamed for thousands of cases of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

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