|Consensus Action on Salt and Health
|Activity:||Identification and relief of those who suffer from the effects of, or whose health is more at risk from a high salt intake; to advance education of the effects of salt intake on health and disseminate research into the effects of salt on health; to promote the benefit of a reduction in salt intake and to increase the understanding, awareness and recognition of the effects of salt intake on health.|
|The charity’s objects (“the objects”) are:
i) the identification and relief of those who suffer from the effects of a high salt intake or whose health is more at risk from a high salt intake;
ii) to advance education by providing information and training on the effects of salt intake on health and to undertake and disseminate research into the effects of salt on health;
iii) to promote the benefits a reduction in salt intake and to increase the understanding, awareness and recognition of the effects of salt intake on health.
|Accounts:||30 Apr 2010|
|Registrar:||Charity Commission 1098818|
CASH can often be heard making exaggerated claims about the health effects of eating salt. Their answer is to increase government regulation of food products with the aim of bringing average salt consumption down to an arbitrary and scientifically suspect daily limit of six grammes a day. The group frequently issues press releases warning of the hazards of eating various meals (eg. soup, roast dinners).
CASH has successfully lobbied for incremental reductions in the amount of salt put in food and have called for “mandatory salt reduction.” It seems unlikely that CASH will disband if and when they achieve their goal. They say that the 6 grammes limit is only their “current target“.
In 2008/09, the charity received a total income of £251,378, of which:
- Food Standards Agency: £30,000
- Total £30,000 (11.9% of all income)
CASH received a total of £1,000 in individual donations. Various nervous/quisling food manufacturers have made token contributions of £2,000 or less. For some reason, the property company OMC Investments Ltd is by far the biggest donor, contributing £200,000 in 2008/09.
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