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Sausage sandwich has two-thirds of daily salt allowance, study finds

Health group says brands have failed to reach targets set by Public Health England – and vegetarian sausages are just as bad

The humble sausage sandwich could contain nearly two-thirds of an adult’s maximum daily recommended intake of salt – more than a McDonald’s double cheeseburger and large fries, a health group has warned.

Research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) has revealed “shocking and excessively high” amounts of salt in well-known brands of the British banger – a favourite in the UK – but vegetarian options are just as unhealthy.

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