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10.2 Salt content

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Ham & Cooked Pork / Analytical standards

Salt content (sodium chloride) shall be limited to the following levels:

10.2.1 For BMPA Quality Assured Ham the salt content shall average no greater than 1.63%. Traditional hams in categories 1 and 2 are exempt from the FSA salt targets.

10.2.2 For BMPA Quality Assured Cooked Pork the salt content shall average 0.68 % in line with the FSA guidelines

10.2.3 Where the product is produced and labelled as reduced salt or lower salt or contains added ingredients mustard, honey, syrups, glazes, sauces and purees, the salt level may fall below the above targets provided there is satisfactory validation to support shelf-life and food safety.