Bread law

The Portuguese eat twice the amount of salt recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), something that the Portuguese Society of Hypertension (SPH) believes will change with the new bread law.

The law, which sets a ceiling of 1.4 grammes of salt per 100 grammes of bread, came into force yesterday (Thursday).

According to SPH, each Portuguese person eats an average of 12 grammes of salt per day, while the WHO recommends a maximum of six grammes.