Argentina

Salt Action Summary

Argentina

September 2012

'Less Salt, More Life'

Argentine Initiative to reduce sodium consumption

March 2012

In Argentina, the health department reached an agreement with the hotel and restaurant federation to remove salt shakers from the tables at their eateries in order  to help  combat the prevalence of  high blood pressure, which affects nearly a quarter of the population. The average Argentinean consumes 13g salt daily – almost 3 times more than the WHO recommended maximum intake of 5g/day.  The Government has also signed an agreement with the local bread maker’s federation to reduce the amount of salt in baked bread by 40%.