Which? Magazine revealed that takeaway food contained massive levels of fat, salt and sugar exceeding the overall daily dosage and called for better labels on these foods.

Campaigners found that a woman eating a portion of curry could be consuming more than a whole day's recommended saturated fat intake, which is a bit disturbing information.

The Food Standards Agency is planning on working with restaurants and takeaways to reduce fat and salt levels but the thing is that takeaways are not legally obliged to give the nutritional content of their food.
Which? Magazine tested mostly Indian and Chinese foods as well as pizza from independent takeaways and franchises. Indian foods were found to be high in fat while Chinese food were high in sugar.

The average calorie content of these takeaways was pretty high - 1,338 for Indian and 1,436 for the same-sized Chinese takeaway with 23.6g of saturated fat in the Indian meal. The daily recommended intake is 20g for women and 30g for men.

Pizzas were found to be a somewhat healthier option, with half of a medium pizza weighing in at between 836 and 929 calories but with very high fat content.

Many people are not even aware of how much calories they are getting when eating takeaways. While in the supermarkets you can check the nutritional content, you can't do that with takeaways. Consumers should have much clearer information about fat, sugar and salt levels.

Domino's Pizza and Pizza Hut were the only one that tried to offer nutritional information but it turned out that Domino's information was incorrect. Four cheese and tomato pizzas tested were supposed to contain a total of 100g of fats, both saturated and unsaturated, but Which? Magazine found they had more than 150g on average.

The Food Standards Agency reported that now that that work with supermarkets to improve the nutritional labelling is done, the next step would be big catering firms and then High Street restaurants.