Unilever to reduce salt for its entire foods portfolio

Unilever announce the launch of a global salt reduction strategy for its foods portfolio, covering more than 22,000 products.

The company has committed to a reduction in salt across its products to target a dietary intake of 6g of salt per day by the end of 2010, with a further reduction targeting an intake of 5g per day for the end of 2015. The latter is in line with World Health Organization guidelines, while 6g is the recommended by most countries’ food authorities. Unilever is the first food company to set worldwide goals for salt reduction across its entire range.