Malta Salt Action Summary

2014

The Food and Nutrition Policy and Action Plan for Malta (2015-2020) was published which states that, according to the Household Budgetary Survey, 47% of adults add salt to food when cooking and 58% of adults add salt at the table when eating. 

The Action Plan aims to reduce salt intake through evaluation and monitoring of salt content of all local food products, and monitoring salt intake within the population. In addition, public awareness campaigns will continue on salt reduction and public and private stakeholders will be encouraged to offer low salt or no salt products. 

To view the full Action Plan, please click here

March 2009

The salt initiative framework in Malta is being coordinated by WASH member Malia Petra. The plans are in early stages of development as this is the first time Malta has looked at tackling salt reduction.