Sir, The industry has been continually challenged to reduce salt use. Many manufacturers and retailers have made significant reductions. Indeed, many commenced their research into salt reduction long before any targets were announced.

For some industries such as the baking, salt provides an invaluable processing function and its reduction poses considerable challenges to maintain processing capability and product quality. Great progress has been made by the baking industry but without further technological advances, further reduction by the baking industry may not be possible, and demands on industry must not be unreasonable.

Eric Price, food and trading law advisor, Exova