Jamie Oliver, who has Cheltenham restaurant, feels the heat over salty meatballs
Jamie Oliver has hit the headlines over the salt content in his Italian meatballs.
The celebrity chef, who has a restaurant in Cheltenham, has been an advocate of healthy food along with eating education.
But scientist claim his Game meatballs in his restaurant chain contains 8.1g of salt in a 570g portion - nearly one-and-a-half times the recommended daily maximum.
The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) tested 664 meals from 29 popular restaurants, fast-outlets and cafes. It found more than half were high in salt.
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Jamie has disputed the findings, saying the dishes were regularly test since it was put on the menu last autumn, with its salt content ranging from 2.7lg and 3.8g.