When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead, Cracker-Holding Hands…

Many popular cheeses on sale in UK supermarkets contain high levels of salt, despite meeting government reduction targets as part of the drive to improve public health, campaigners have warned.

This is, of course, our old friends CASH, aided and abetted by the BMJ.

Cash called on the government to introduce much more challenging targets on salt reduction in cheese as a “cost-effective” way to improve public health and to follow the much tougher lead set by the US.

I call upon the government to kick this and all the other fear-mongering health pressure groups to the kerb…

8 comments for “When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead, Cracker-Holding Hands…

  1. Stonyground
    August 21, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Even if salt really was as dangerous as this fake charity says it is, how much cheese would you have to eat in order to imbibe anything like a dangerous amount?

    • Ripper
      August 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Wallace and Gromit seem healthy enough.

      • August 31, 2014 at 7:45 am


  2. Ed P
    August 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks to this latest idiotic health-Nazi initiative (and the gullible who believe it), A&E departments are seeing people with critically low sodium levels (hyponatraemia, which has similar symptoms to the onset of dementia.
    I wonder how many old people are incarcerated in homes with this mis-diagnosis?

  3. John
    August 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    In fact why don’t they strike a blow for freedom from paid state nannying by pulling any funding they are giving these cretins?

    Let’s make people happier and save money doing it… that’s a win/win in Cameron speak…

  4. August 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Salt is a preservative (as well as a flavour enhancer). Cheese was meant to be a food source available year round, whatever the weather. Similarly, preserved meats fall into the same category (e.g. salami, beef jerky). This is why they are such traditional foods in mountainous regions.

    It would seem that these anti-salt campaigners know very little about food history or traditional production.

    And, yes, some people are suffering from lack of salt intake which has an adverse effect on electrolytes. Lack of salt, especially during the summer, can make one very weak physically. I hadn’t heard about the dementia-like aspects, but those are not surprising, either.

  5. August 23, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I was told a story last week of a family member who had to get treatment for salt deficiency because she was so terrified of having too much salt. Convincing her was the major task apparently.

    • August 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

      I’m not surprised, James.

      My mother had salt deficiency every summer which saw her go to the company nurse and be told to go home for a few days rest (and salt intake).

      That had not happened previously. Mum was known for her perfect attendance record until late in the 1990s.

      No doubt her closest friends, a decade younger than she was, told her that salt was B-A-D!

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