F.D.A. Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food

June 1, 2016 4:24 PM

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F.D.A. Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food

The Food and Drug Administration proposed voluntary guidelines for the food industry to reduce salt on Wednesday, a move long sought by consumer and public health advocates who said the standards could eventually help save thousands of American lives.

Though the guidelines are not mandatory, consumer advocates said they are meaningful because they will serve as a benchmark by which companies can be measured. More than 70 percent of sodium consumed is already in food before it reaches the table, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

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