A survey conducted last year by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has highlighted the slow shift on the part of food companies to reducing the salt in their food products, which was reported by the Food Safety Authority (FSA) yesterday. The survey found that less than half of FDF's member associations represent companies that use salt in their products. Of those using salt however, 5% offered “reduced sodium” products; 4.5% offered “low salt” products; and the majority, 22%, had already altered recipes to reduce their salt content.