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Soup noodles in restaurants too salty: watchdog

2018-02-14 HKT 13:02
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Frances Sit reports
The Consumer Council has found that over three quarters of Asian soup noodles available in restaurants – such as Tom Yum soup noodles and Wonton noodles – are far too salty.

Partnering with the Centre for Food Safety, it tested 100 samples taken from restaurants and found that 76 percent of them contained sodium levels exceeding the World Health Organisation's recommended daily intake amount.

The centre's principal medical officer, Dr Henry Ng, said excessive salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

Ng advised people to skip such soups altogether.

He also urged restaurants to cut down the amount of salt in their recipes and to use more natural ingredients instead.