The FSA is to meet representatives of Britain's two million Muslims amid fears they are unaware of key messages about diet and health. Working with the Muslim Council of Britain, it will look at ways of tackling the high salt diet of many Muslims.

At a meeting of the FSA's Consumer Stakeholder Forum, leading MCB member Majid Katme proposed setting up a specific Muslim consumer group because health messages were not getting through.

The FSA told The Grocer it was already taking action. It had commissioned research to find out how receptive Muslim women were to health messages. Findings will be published in March.