Dietary salt and sugar intakes are closely related to health. Excessive salt intake will increase the risk of developing hypertension, fatal stroke and coronary heart disease while dietary sugar intake is a determinant of body weight and dental caries. As part of the initiative to reduce salt and sugar in food, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has organised an "International Symposium on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food" in Hong Kong.
The symposium was conducted from 12 - 13 May 2015 (Tue and Wed) in the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel. Through this International Symposium, we wish to increase awareness of the public health significance of having too much salt and sugar in our diet, encourage information exchange, and reduce intake of salt and sugar in the population in Hong Kong and in this Region.