FDA Finalizes Sodium Level Targets, Aims To Lower Intake By 12%

By Kelly Lienhard / October 13, 2021 at 6:52 PM
FDA recommends U.S. food manufacturers, chain restaurants and food service operators make gradual cuts to the amount of sodium in food products over the next two-and-a-half years with the goal of reducing the average individual sodium intake by 12%, from 3,400 milligrams per day to 3,000 milligrams per day, in a final guidance released Wednesday (Oct. 13) . FDA’s guidance is an essential step toward improving high blood pressure-related health problems, reducing medical bills and combatting widespread health disparities, HHS...

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