Posts Tagged "high salt content"

Make salt cuts mandatory, FDA told

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 5:10 PM ET Most sodium we take in doesn’t come from the salt shaker but in processed foods and restaurant meals. (Julia Kilpatrick/CBC) The idea of regulating food companies to get them to gradually reduce the amount of salt added to foods is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s table. The FDA responded to a call Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine, an independent organization that advises the U.S. government. An institute panel advised the move was needed to help Americans cut their high sodium intake, which can lead to high blood...

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Slash hidden salt, medical panel urges FDA

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Americans eat scary amounts of sodium, usually without knowing it Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good health — and high enough to increase risk of high blood pressure and other problems. By LAURAN NEERGAARD updated 1 hour, 28 minutes ago WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration says it will consider a new call Tuesday to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products — but don’t expect less salty soups, pizzas or pastas any time soon. Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than...

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