The Federal Government is planning to reduce salt/sodium in food products by 30 percent in 2025.

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known during a stakeholders’ engagement with operators of hotels and quick-service restaurants, popularly called Eateries, in Lagos.

She added that the target is contained in the National Multi-Sectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Non-communicable Disease, 2019-2025.

Adeyeye noted that research has shown that excessive salt/sodium in the diet can raise cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart disease.

the diet has been implicated in high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke. Also, too much unhealthy fats in