The French salt industry in court

lundi 27 avril 2009


Abstract :  In 2008, the French salt industry lost a high-profile libel case brought by its agent the Comité des Salines de France against Pierre Meneton, a medical research worker. In 2002, and in 2004, France’s Food Safety Agency and National Academy of Medicine recommended that the population’s salt intake be reduced in line with worldwide dietary guidelines that had been evolving for more than 50 years.2,3 The Comité subsequently seemed to focus much of its argument against this recommendation towards Pierre Meneton, of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, who was trying to implement national recommendations for dietary salt intake.

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