FDA Seeks to Have Food Companies Reduce Salt in Products

June 17, 2014 11:18 PM

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Due to the prevalence of heart disease and stroke in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue guidelines for food companies and restaurants to reduce sodium in their products and meals in the near future.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the Associated Press that the sodium issue is of serious concern and hopes that guidelines will be issued relatively soon. This is a long-awaited federal regulation, but the food industry already made some sodium reductions in preparation of the guidelines sinc...

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