Reduction of Dietary Sodium and Sugar

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"Salt/Sugar" Label Scheme

Dietary sodium and sugar intakes are closely related to health. Excessive sodium 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.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has been striving to safeguard food safety and promote healthy eating in Hong Kong, including conducting relevant risk assessment studies, implementing nutrition labelling scheme in prepackaged foods and preparing trade guidelines on reducing dietary sodium, sugar and fats.

To know more about Sodium (Salt) Reduction and Sugar Reduction, click the below links.

Sodium (Salt) Reduction Sugar Reduction

Salt Reduction Together


Press Release

LegCo Paper

Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Materials on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food and Nutrition Labelling

Less-Salt-and-Sugar Recipes

International Advisory Panel on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food (15 March 2015 to 14 March 2018)