Savory snacks and chips in Romania: are salt load and daily intake arguments for a reformulation effort?

Corina –Aurelia Zugravu, Monica Parvu, Daniela Patrascu, Anca Stoian-Pantea

Volume 18, Issue 1;
Pages: 8-12;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former: ISSN:1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online):2068 – 9551
Savory snacks and chips are appreciated products on the modern market. Recent years brought to light the necessity to lower salt consumption. The question is if in Romania there is a real necessity of reformulation when it comes to snacks and chips This research had in target to evaluate the salt concentration in savory snacks and chips produced in Romania and to evaluate their contribution to the daily salt intake of a Romanian. The highest level of salt was reported in salty biscuits, but with high differences between samples and producers. The average intake of savory snacks and chips in Romania was small, 3.58 g/person/day, giving 1% of the daily salt intake. In conclusion, even if the snacks and chips intake in Romania is still low, due to the potential of growth of the consume in this area an effort in reformulating and lowering the salt content would by recommended.
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