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megimoo
07-01-2008, 02:09 AM
"The Salt Nazi's Have arrived,You will obey or No More Salt on your Fish And Chips !"

They have spent 2,000 (about $4000)) on free salt shakers .

Officials claim that cutting the number of holes from the traditional 17 to just five reduces by up to 60 per cent the amount of salt shaken onto a fish supper.

'According to a spokesman: 'Research carried out by us discovered customers were often receiving huge quantities of salt with their fish and chips - up to half their daily allowance.

They carried out 15 days of research, obtaining samples of fish and chips, measuring salt content and conducting experiments 'to determine how the problem of excessive salt being dispensed could be overcome by design' while still ensuring a 'visibly attractive sprinkle'.

The council was so disturbed it decided to commission a manufacturer to produce a salt shaker with fewer holes, which it distributed free to every fish and chip shop and hot food takeaway in Gateshead. We believe the cost to be a small price to pay for potentially saving lives.'
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The Government yesterday announced what it described as a 'comprehensive shakeup' of local government priorities for the next three years.
At least one council has decided to take the guidance literally. Officials in Gateshead have been touring chip shops confiscating salt shakers with more than five holes in them.
They have spent 2,000 on replacements, which are being given away free.

Middlesborough council have issued fish & chip shops 5 hole salt shakers instead of the normal 17 holed ones to try and get people to use less salt on their meals

What they haven't factored in is the ingenuity of chip shop customers, who will sprinkle on however much salt they fancy. Fewer holes simply means they shake for longer.

In some cases, chippie owners report punters unscrewing the caps of the shakers to save time, smothering their food with salt.

People will always find a way of beating the system. But even that's not the point.

It's none of the council's damn business <cite>how much </cite>salt people choose to consume.

If the taxpayers of Gateshead wish to sit around eating salt by the tubload until their arteries resemble a Siberian mineshaft, that's entirely a matter for them.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1030647/Condiment-nazis-Send-salt-mines.html

jinxmchue
07-01-2008, 10:49 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't fish and chips fried? And these idiots are concerned about a few grains of salt?

linda22003
07-01-2008, 10:55 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't fish and chips fried? And these idiots are concerned about a few grains of salt?

Not just fried. DEEP fried.

patriot45
07-01-2008, 11:17 AM
Just switch over to Himilayan salt! Look at all the benfits.

It a bit pricey, but hey its healthy!


Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:

Regulating the water content throughout your body.
Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging.
Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
Supporting respiratory health.
Promoting sinus health.
Prevention of muscle cramps.
Promoting bone strength.
Regulating your sleep -- it naturally promotes sleep.
Supporting your libido.
Promoting vascular health.
In conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.
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Gingersnap
07-01-2008, 11:32 AM
All salt is "good" for you. Your cellular structure would rupture in the complete absence of salts. Most cases of high blood pressure aren't even affected by any kind of salt intake. Only people who have renin issues are adversely affected by salt and they represent only a portion of hypertensives.

Salt mania is just another purity test for the acolytes of the Pure Food Gods. :rolleyes:

megimoo
07-01-2008, 11:37 AM
Just switch over to Himilayan salt! Look at all the benfits.

It a bit pricey, but hey its healthy!


Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:

Regulating the water content throughout your body.
Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging.
Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
Supporting respiratory health.
Promoting sinus health.
Prevention of muscle cramps.
Promoting bone strength.
Regulating your sleep -- it naturally promotes sleep.
Supporting your libido.
Promoting vascular health.
In conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.
The Typical Table And Co


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nightflight
07-01-2008, 11:44 AM
I knew before I even read the text of the post that this was from Britain.

megimoo
07-01-2008, 11:48 AM
All salt is "good" for you. Your cellular structure would rupture in the complete absence of salts. Most cases of high blood pressure aren't even affected by any kind of salt intake. Only people who have renin issues are adversely affected by salt and they represent only a portion of hypertensives.

Salt mania is just another purity test for the acolytes of the Pure Food Gods. :rolleyes:
I agree.The Candian health people did an unbiased test on salt and found no problems unless one consumed it by the handfull. Most excess salt is expelled as Ema Mizu !

noonwitch
07-01-2008, 01:17 PM
Whenever I eat english-style fish and chips, one of the best parts is soaking it all in malt vinegar, then salting it heavily enough to absorb some of the vinegar.


When I was a kid, there was a chain of fish and chips' restaurants called "H. Salt".

Zafod
07-01-2008, 02:13 PM
"They carried out 15 days of research, obtaining samples of fish and chips, measuring salt content and conducting experiments 'to determine how the problem of excessive salt being dispensed could be overcome by design' while still ensuring a 'visibly attractive sprinkle'."

Its about the taste not the look.

justsayin
07-02-2008, 01:33 AM
You would think that people would get tired of paying their government to check salt shakers.