I write as a man who keeps an occasional eye on his blood pressure and does indeed frequently abstain from adding salt to food.   I am also a scientist by training (albeit I admit to not practising for some years).   All that said, I am concerned about the conclusions of Consensus Action on Salt & Health press release on their report “Cheese is Unnecessarily Loaded with Salt”.


I value the variety of cheeses made and consumed in Britain.   The ambition to regulate the composition (and hence the taste and quality) of foods intended for adults seems fundamentally wrong to me.   Let cheeses remain unregulated but let cheese lovers regulate their consumption according to their health needs.