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Pizzas ‘contain up to three times recommended daily limit of salt’

Study of 1,267 types of pizza finds that half contained more than 6g of salt, an adult’s recommended daily allowance

Some takeaway and prepared pizzas contain almost three times an adult’s recommended daily intake of salt, the same as eating seven Big Mac burgers, a survey has revealed. In all, 586 (73%) of the 802 restaurant and takeaway pizzas analysed were found to have more than six grammes of salt, which is the maximum that government advisers say people should consume in a day.

Both Papa John’s stuffed-crust sausage and pepperoni pizza and Domino’s hotdog stuffed-crust pepperoni passion pizzas contain 16g, which equates to almost three teaspoonfuls of salt.

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