US urges food industry to cut back on salt

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing two-year and 10-year voluntary targets for the industry to help Americans gradually reduce their sodium consumptionThe US government on Wednesday released non-binding guidelines for the food industry to slash salt levels in their products to levels considered safe by medical experts and consumer groups. The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing two-year and 10-year voluntary targets for the industry to help Americans gradually reduce their sodium consumption. “The totality of the scientific evidence supports sodium reduction from current intake levels,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in a statement.

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