FSA launches major consumer campaign on salt

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has kicked off a massive campaign to educate consumers about the ‘hidden salt’ in foods such as bread, sandwiches and pizza.The campaign, which goes live this week, features television advertising focused on pizza and sandwiches, and radio and print advertising on bread. It urges consumers to pay closer attention to the salt levels of foods they buy and to choose foods that are lower in salt.The thrust of the campaign is based on survey results that reveal 77% of consumers are unaware that bread and breakfast cereals are among the top salt-contributing foods in people’s diet, according the FSA. “We’re not suggesting people stop eating or even cut down on bread or breakfast cereals, as they are an important part of a healthy diet. But we are saying take a look at the labels to find one that is lower in salt,” commented Rosemary Hignett, head of nutrition at the FSA.The FSA also commented that “supermarket own-label versions of some foods, including bread, are often lower in salt than the branded versions”.The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has voiced its support for food manufacturers who have reformulated recipes to lower salt. “Our members are totally committed to helping consumers eat more healthily – and reformulation is just one of the ways in which we will continue to make a real difference,” said director of communications Julian Hunt.To read the full story and the industry’s reaction to this campaign, read the next issue of British Baker, out 9 October.last_img read more

Pelosi says she agrees with Trump on threat posed by Huawei

first_imgUS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agrees with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of the threat posed by American allies and other countries using Huawei Technologies equipment to build 5G networks.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Pelosi said she was going to speak with “candor” to European allies about the dangers of allowing a company with connections to the Chinese government to build global information networks.“I tell you, unequivocally and without any hesitation, be very careful when you go down this path unless you want to end up with a society like China,” she said. The “most insidious form of aggression” is for a country to infiltrate technology infrastructure with a company “dominated by an autocratic government that does not share our values.”The California Democrat says she agrees with the Trump administration, which has lobbied European allies to reject Huawei technology as they invest in the next generation of technology.Topics :last_img read more

Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property

first_imgRelated posts:The Tico Times announces 1st English-language media alliance with Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors Costa Rica’s high-rise boom Chanel’s new anti-aging serum contains Costa Rican green coffee Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast Costa Rica loves to brag about celebrities who vacation here, but the honeymoon appears to be over for one Pacific municipality and Hollywood actor Mel Gibson.The “Mad Max” star bought a sprawling 500-hectare estate in Playa Barrigona between the beach destinations of Nosara and Sámara back in 2007. The actor has hosted Britney Spears and other celebrities in the luxe “Apocalypto” property. But it’s been nearly a year since Gibson last visited Costa Rica and the star might not be back if a spat with the Municipality of Nicoya continues.Channel 7 TV News ran a series of reports this week alleging that Barrigona administrators blocked public access to the property’s beach and violated maritime zone construction laws. A representative for the property told The Tico Times, meanwhile, that the story is “inaccurate” and “sensationalist.”Read the full story in The Tico Times Real Estate. Facebook Commentslast_img read more