Thursday, 15 September 2022
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the results obtained in the FSAI salt monitoring surveys which have been conducted on annual basis since 2003.
In terms of monitoring, the FSAI has identified eleven categories of processed foods which would impact an individuals’ daily salt intake. The FSAI samples products from one or two of these processed food categories yearly and sends these foods to the Public Analyst Laboratory in Galway (GPAL) for sodium and potassium analysis. Owing to the potential use of potassium salt substitutes in the reformulation of foods, it is deemed important to assess the potassium content of these products as well as measuring the sodium content.