The breaking news out of Canada this morning was that the Canadian Government has disbanded the Health Canada Sodium Working Group , a full five years before it completed its program of tracking whether companies were reducing the level of salt in processed foods. In a stunning blow to Canada’s anti-salt zealots, it appears that someone may have asked for the actual evidence of benefit rather than simply accepting activist-driven overstatement.
This Canadian action follows those in the United Kingdom to abolish the dietary mandate of the FSA (Food Standards Agency), the government unit most actively involved in salt reduction advocacy.
Kudos to those governments that demand actual evidence before proceeding to provide solutions for which there are no problems. It’s time our health policies move away from ideology back to science, where they belong.