Laws to control salt in foods soon – Rajitha Senaratne

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The salt content in processed food can be controlled by legislation and Sri Lanka is working on this. We are also planning a media campaign to make people aware of the importance of reducing individual salt consumption, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Minister Senaratne was speaking at the ‘Friends of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases’ held at the UN headquarters in New York recently. Minister Senaratne said he believes increasing the sugar tax should be included in the NCD agenda.

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