Credit where credit's due. Britain now has the lowest salt intake of any developed country in the world.
Average daily consumption has fallen from 9.5g to 8.1g in 2011. 42% of women and 20% of men are now achieving the recommended World Health Organisation target of no more than 6g a day.
Turn these figures upside down and, of course, there's still a big problem, but the shift does show that concerted action by government and the food industry working together can make real progress.
Richard Hall is chairman of Zenith International
Britain has lowest salt intake in the world bit.ly/LKrHYL— FoodBev (@FoodBev) July 24, 2012