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    From the Scotland Government Consultation Paper: Towards Better Oral Health in Children:

    Additional Measures We Might Take


    “Fluoride can also be added to salt. It is used widely in Europe. Salt producers or major retailers could be encouraged to import the product and to market it accordingly. Clearly a careful balance needs to be struck here, given the Executive's target of reducing salt consumption, but it could be marketed on the basis, not of encouraging salt intake but simply of ensuring that where salt is purchased, the product is available with or without fluoride and is clearly labelled. Benefits could be enhanced by use in commercial settings such as restaurants or by use in prepared foods and drinks. Appropriate labelling of products would ensure that choice is preserved.”

  • Scotland Government - Consultation Paper (2003) Towards Better Oral Health in Children