US Targets Purchased Foods in The Campaign to Reduce Salt Use

US Targets Purchased Foods in The Campaign to Reduce Salt Use

The US has been targeting processed foods with their latest campaign to reduce the amount of salt used in food. The movement’s goal is to bring down the amount of salt that Americans consume by 12%. It has been reported that an average of one serving of processed food contains 2300 milligrams (mg) of salt.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suggested that this number be cut in half over the next decade.

The FDA is planning to introduce a new label on food packages by 2021, which will list how much sodium the product contains and how much of the daily recommended value it contributes towards. This daily recommended value is 2,300mg.

US health officials have estimated that around 90% of the salt in an American’s diet comes from processed foods. Due to their large range of products, the targeted companies will need to reduce levels across many different food types.

The latest campaign is being taken after an earlier FDA plan to gradually lower the amount of salt used by food producers was not as successful as first hoped. The FDA has been concerned over the number of people who have high blood pressure and that this condition could lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Reducing the amount of salt in a diet has already been shown to greatly affect lowering blood pressure, which can help prevent heart disease.

The FDA has said that they plan to use the new salt label on food products to encourage people across America to choose lower salt options when buying food at supermarket stalls.

Many of these corporations have already agreed to the change, but many larger corporations are still resistant. US health officials believe that once there is a change in labelling practices across the entire country, companies will reduce salt levels in their products.

The FDA has already issued warnings to over 150 food manufacturers and is considering using legislation to enforce companies to bring their salt levels down by 12%.

According to the FDA, reducing sodium consumption would prevent around 120,000 heart attacks and save $10 billion in health care costs.

The new label will most likely provide information about how much sodium is in a single product serving like most other nutrition labels found on food items today. FDA officials believe that the size of the salt warning label will be large enough for consumers to notice it when shopping in the store.

The average American eats around 3,500mg of salt per day, which is much higher than has been recommended by current guidelines. The average amount to aim for would be 2300 mg per day. This figure would mean that Americans are eating twice as much salt as they should be on a given day, leading to numerous health problems.

The FDA has already announced that the new label will be used on packaged foods to provide information about how much salt is in a product. This campaign was started because of the fact that Americans are consuming twice as much salt each day than is recommended for good health.

Since most Americans’ diets consist of processed foods containing high amounts of salt, the primary factor of the FDA’s latest campaign is to start reducing levels in these foods.

The new label will most likely provide information about how much sodium is in a single product serving like most other nutrition labels found on food items today. FDA officials believe that the size of the salt warning label will be large enough for consumers to notice it when shopping in the store.

Increasing salt consumption has been linked to high blood pressure, leading to several different life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.

The FDA plans on using legislation to enforce companies who do not reduce salt levels in their products to do so. Along with the salt warning label, the FDA has also sent warnings and even stopped some companies from producing products that did not meet current guidelines.

The FDA believes that once there is a change in labelling practices across the entire country, companies will reduce salt levels in their products.

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