Somerset kebabs worst in Britain

Kebabs nationwide have been slammed for their high fat and salt content, but it has now been revealed that Somerset kebabs are the worst of all.

Three Somerset kebabs featured on a top 10 unhealthiest kebab list, which was drawn up following a national food-testing exercise. Despite the three kebabs being described as 'small', they were found to contain more calories than medium and large kebabs from other parts of the country.

Nationally, the average kebab contains 98% of the recommended daily intake of salt and 148% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat, but the average kebab in Somerset was found to contain 124% of the recommended daily in take of salt and 216% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fats.

One of the kebabs on the top 10 list was found to contain 87% of a woman's recommended daily intake of calories, 316% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fats and 167% of the recommended daily intake of salt.

Howard Burnett, Somerset County Council's group manager for trading standards, said: "Somerset County Council carries out checks on many different food products to check their quality, content and the correct labelling. It is important people know exactly what they are eating, so they can make informed choices about enjoying a healthy and controlled diet."

Councillor Henry Hobhouse, Somerset County Council's portfolio holder for community safety, added: "The results of these checks are quite shocking. All the kebabs tested in Somerset were described as small, yet we had some of the worst results in the country.

"Somerset County Council will be working with LACORS (Local Authorirty Coordinators of Regulatory Services) and Somerset businesses to develop guidance aimed at improving the labelling of products used by kebab producers, so they are aware of what they are selling."

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