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2017 targets

Data below were taken from PHE’s ‘Salt targets 2017: progress report’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/salt-targets-2017-progress-report

Retailers

Results on progress towards meeting the 2017 salt targets specific to retailers

Main CategorySub CategoryRange in salt content per 100g (g)Salt target (g)Proportion of products at/below target
Bacon   1.07 - 5.5    
Ham/other cured meats   0.94 - 3.25    
Sausages Sausages 0.5 - 2.3 1.38 75%
  Cooked sausages and sausage meat products 0.7 - 2.3 1.7 91%
Meat Pies Delicatessen, pork pies and sausage rolls 0.5 - 1.73 1.13 92%
  Cornish and meat-based pasties 0.5 - 1.45 1 86%
  Other meat-based pastry products 0.13 - 1.4 0.75 88%
Cooked uncured meat, includes all roast meat, sliced meat etc Whole muscle cooked uncured meat 0.15 - 2.2 0.68 47%
  Reformed whole muscle cooked uncured meat 0.75 - 2.5 0.9 4%
  Comminuted or chopped reformed cooked uncured meat 0.64 - 2.6 1.35 55%
Burgers and grill steaks   0.1 - 2.1 0.88g 54%
Frankfurters, hotdogs and burgers Canned frankfurters, canned hotdogs and canned burgers 0.92 - 2.52 1.75 50%
Bread Bread and rolls 0.08 - 2.05 1.13 94%
  Bread and rolls with additions 0.38 - 1.61 1.13 89%
Morning goods - yeast raised   0.25 - 1.2 0.88 75%
Morning goods - powder raised   0.08 - 1.7 1.25 95%
Breakfast cereals   0 - 1.3 1 100%
Cheddar and other similar 'hard pressed' cheeses   1.1 - 2.3 2 100%
Fresh cheeses Soft white cheese 0 - 3 0.68 64%
  Cottage cheese, plain and unflavoured 0.25 - 0.8 0.53 81%
Blue cheese   0.9 - 2.5    
Processed cheese Cheese spreads 0.8 - 2.93 1.8 31%
  Other processed cheese 0.94 - 3.6 2 67%
Salted butters and buttery spreads   0.82 - 2.13 1.68 75%
Margarines/other spreads   0.4 - 1.8 1.38 79%
Baked beans in tomato sauce without accompaniments   0.25 - 0.9 0.56 66%
Baked beans and canned pasta with accompaniments   0.25 - 1 0.73 77%
Ready meals and meal centres   0.06 - 1.6 0.95 90%
Soups (as consumed)   0.075 - 1.2 0.63 93%
Pizzas (as consumed)   0.4 - 1.63 1.25 88%
Standard potato crisps   0.2 - 2.25 1.45 77%
Extruded and sheeted snacks   0.25 - 3.5 2  75%
Pelleted snacks   0.49 - 4.15 2.88 86%
Salt and vinegar products   0.9 - 3.83 2.5 62%
Cakes   0.03 - 0.95 0.7 97%
Pastries   0.2 - 0.96 0.45 73%
Sweet pies and other shortcrust or choux pastry-based desserts   0 - 0.52 0.33 90%
Tomato ketchup   0.2 - 2.5 0.33 96%
Brown sauce   0.58 - 2.7 1.2 71%
Salad cream   0.9 - 2.33 1.58 75%
Mayonnaise, not reduced fat/calorie   0.18 - 2.5 1.25 66%
Mayonnaise, reduced fat/calorie only   0.9 - 2.25 1.7 70%
Salad dressing   0 - 2.8 1.5 77%
Cook-in pasta sauces   0.05 - 3.1 0.93 84%
Pesto and other thick sauces   0.07 - 6.6 1.63 86%
Thick pastes   0.7 - 17.2 3.75 83%
Sweet biscuits   0 - 1.3 0.95 89%
Savoury biscuits   0 - 3.2 1.75 71%
Pasta and noodles, plain and flavoured   0 - 2.9 0.88 99%
Rice unflavoured (as consumed)   0 - 0.44 0.18 89%
Flavoured rice (as consumed)   0 - 1.26 0.58 72%
Other cereals   0 - 1.58 0.63 77%
Cheesecake   0.08 - 0.7 0.35 88%
Sponge-based processed puddings   0.025 - 0.93 0.63 90%
All other processed puddings   0 - 0.48 0.28 93%
Quiches   0.13 - 1.15 0.68 80%
Scotch eggs   0.48 - 1.25 0.76 41%
Canned tuna   0.51 - 1.2    
Canned salmon   0.68 - 1.25    
Other canned fish   0.1 - 1.8 1.5 99%
Canned and bottled vegetables   0 - 2.33 0.13 70%
Canned processed, marrowfat and mushy peas   0.15 - 0.69 0.45 74%
Plain meat alternatives   0 - 1.9 0.63 33%
Meat-free products   0.02 - 2 1.25 95%
Other processed potato products   0.05 - 1.2 0.69 86%
Dried beverages (as consumed)   0.015 - 0.37 0.15 96%
Stocks (as consumed)   0.07 - 1.3 0.95 91%
Gravy (as consumed)   0.42 - 1.29 1.13 93%

Manufacturers

Results on progress towards meeting the 2017 salt targets specific to manufacturers 

 

Main CategoryRange in salt content per 100g (g)Maximum salt per serve target (g)Proportion of products at/below target
Seasoned fries 0.15 - 2.75 0.88 40%
Seasoned chips and other potato products 0.15 - 3 1.5 83%
Small burgers without cheese/cured meats 0.4 - 3.61 2.4 81%
Burgers with cured meats 1.5 - 9.42 4 25%
All other burgers 0.48 - 7.72 3.5 53%
Battered/breaded chicken portions 0.3 - 4.96 3.5 86%
Fish fillet meals 1.35 - 8.8 2.75 57%
Pie based meals 0.36 - 5.48 4.25 78%
Pies only  0.2 - 5.52 1.9 53%
Curry main meals  0.05 - 6.5 4 77%
All other sauce-based main meals 0.7 - 7.53 3.25 51%
Beef steaks, grilled chicken, roast main meals 0.09 - 8.2 4.5 80%
Cured meat sandwiches 0.2 - 5.4 3.75 88%
  0.38 - 1.61 1.13 58%
Morning goods - yeast raised 0.25 - 1.2 0.88 62%
Morning goods - powder raised 0.08 - 1.7 1.25 72%
Breakfast cereals 0 - 1.3 1 94%
Cheddar and other similar 'hard pressed' cheeses 1.1 - 2.3 2 99%
Fresh cheeses 0 - 3 0.68 32%
  0.25 - 0.8 0.53 54%
Blue cheese 0.9 - 2.5    
Processed cheese 0.8 - 2.93 1.8 39%
  0.94 - 3.6 2 46%
Salted butters and buttery spreads 0.82 - 2.13 1.68 74%
Margarines/other spreads 0.4 - 1.8 1.38 78%
Baked beans in tomato sauce without accompaniments 0.25 - 0.9 0.56 47%
Baked beans and canned pasta with accompaniments 0.25 - 1 0.73 87%
Ready meals and meal centres 0.06 - 1.6 0.95 72%
Soups (as consumed) 0.075 - 1.2 0.63 77%
Pizzas (as consumed) 0.4 - 1.63 1.25 72%
Standard potato crisps 0.2 - 2.25 1.45 74%
Extruded and sheeted snacks 0.25 - 3.5 2 79%
Pelleted snacks 0.49 - 4.15 2.88 86%
Salt and vinegar products 0.9 - 3.83 2.5 96%
Cakes 0.03 - 0.95 0.7 91%
Pastries 0.2 - 0.96 0.45 56%
Sweet pies and other shortcrust or choux pastry-based desserts 0 - 0.52 0.33 76%
Tomato ketchup 0.2 - 2.5 0.33 38%
Brown sauce 0.58 - 2.7 1.2 26%
Salad cream 0.9 - 2.33 1.58 11%
Mayonnaise, not reduced fat/calorie 0.18 - 2.5 1.25 48%
Mayonnaise, reduced fat/calorie only 0.9 - 2.25 1.7 68%
Salad dressing 0 - 2.8 1.5 46%
Cook-in pasta sauces 0.05 - 3.1 0.93 70%
Pesto and other thick sauces 0.07 - 6.6 1.63 49%
Thick pastes 0.7 - 17.2 3.75 35%
Sweet biscuits 0 - 1.3 0.95 92%
Savoury biscuits 0 - 3.2 1.75 58%
Pasta and noodles, plain and flavoured 0 - 2.9 0.88 85%
Rice unflavoured (as consumed) 0 - 0.44 0.18 85%
Flavoured rice (as consumed) 0 - 1.26 0.58 64%
Other cereals 0 - 1.58 0.63 54%
Cheesecake 0.08 - 0.7 0.35 54%
Sponge-based processed puddings 0.025 - 0.93 0.63 77%
All other processed puddings 0 - 0.48 0.28 86%
Quiches 0.13 - 1.15 0.68 50%
Scotch eggs 0.48 - 1.25 0.76 0%
Canned tuna 0.51 - 1.2    
Canned salmon 0.68 - 1.25    
Other canned fish 0.1 - 1.8 1.5 97%
Canned and bottled vegetables 0 - 2.33 0.13 49%
Canned processed, marrowfat and mushy peas 0.15 - 0.69 0.45 30%
Plain meat alternatives 0 - 1.9 0.63 21%
Meat-free products 0.02 - 2 1.25 58%
Other processed potato products 0.05 - 1.2 0.69 73%
Dried beverages (as consumed) 0.015 - 0.37 0.15 75%
Stocks (as consumed) 0.07 - 1.3 0.95 91%
Gravy (as consumed) 0.42 - 1.29 1.13 81%

Out of home sector

Results on progress towards meeting the 2017 salt targets specific to the out of home sector

 

 

Main CategoryRange in salt content per 100g (g)Salt target (g)Proportion of products at/below target
Seasoned fries 0.15 - 2.75 0.88 40%
Seasoned chips and other potato products 0.15 - 3 1.5 83%
Small burgers without cheese/cured meats 0.4 - 3.61 2.4 81%
Burgers with cured meats 1.5 - 9.42 4 25%
All other burgers 0.48 - 7.72 3.5 53%
Battered/breaded chicken portions 0.3 - 4.96 3.5 86%
Fish fillet meals 1.35 - 8.8 2.75 57%
Pie based meals 0.36 - 5.48 4.25 78%
Pies only  0.2 - 5.52 1.9 53%
Curry main meals  0.05 - 6.5 4 77%
All other sauce-based main meals 0.7 - 7.53 3.25 51%
Beef steaks, grilled chicken, roast main meals 0.09 - 8.2 4.5 80%
Cured meat sandwiches 0.2 - 5.4 3.75 88%
All other sandwiches  0.1 - 5.4 2.75 72%
Lasgne, risotto, gnocchi and pasta with cured meat additions 0.78 - 5.9 3.75 65%
All other pasta dishes 0.4 - 8 2.75 48%
Take away style pizza with cured meat toppings 0.57 - 1.58 1.25 88%
Take away style pizza with all other toppings 0.33 - 1.5 0.88 64%
Traditional Italian style pizza with cured meat toppings 0.9 - 7.7 6 91%
Traditional Italian style pizza with all other toppings  0.3 - 6.7 5 85%
Children's main meals 0.16 - 3.4 1.8 82%
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