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2010-04-26 16:24:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a national collaboration led by the City of New York, share a common goal -- to gradually lower the amount of sodium (salt) in the American diet. "Lowering sodium is essential to reversing the trend of more Americans developing high blood pressure -- a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Nancy Brown, the chief executive officer of the American Heart...

2010-04-21 17:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 21 /PRNewswire/ - Al Kirchner, CEO of Ocean's Flavor Natural Sea Salts, the world leader in the sale and distribution of natural less sodium sea salts responds to the news of potential sodium regulations now being considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the FDA statement acknowledges, many top food producers have taken the initiative in reducing sodium in the foods they produce. Kirchner calls upon those involved in the evaluation of potential...

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2010-01-26 07:00:00

New research has found that many processed foods contain an over-abundance of salt, and processed meats and sauces are by far the biggest problem. Public health officials are pushing more and more for the food industry to find ways to cut down the salt content of foods. As people get older, salt becomes a bigger factor in their day to day health concerns, as it raises blood pressure and can increase the risks of heart disease. The United Kingdom and France have been able to work with food...

2010-01-19 17:02:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodium consumption is a hot topic around the world and smart companies are working hard to adjust their recipes to find ways to have products that everyone can feel good about eating. There is one option that is all natural, low in sodium--40% to 70% less than table salt--and tastes good. In 2004, Ocean's Flavor introduced the first and only natural low sodium sea salt. Total sales that year did not even reach $100.00. In fact, President Alan...

2010-01-13 18:33:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A renewed discussion of salt intake in American diets has triggered legislators and health departments in North America to focus efforts on sodium reduction for health benefits. Food Navigator has reported that "New York City is leading a partnership of cities and national health organizations to promote a voluntary program of salt reduction in packaged and restaurant foods." ("New York leads plan to cut salt intake and save 0.8m lives"...

2010-01-11 10:54:00

DALLAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the efforts of New York City to work with the packaged and restaurant foods industry to reduce the amount of salt in the food supply. These efforts serve an important role in bringing both the public health community and food industry together to create solutions and help Americans live healthier lives. The AHA is very concerned with the amount of salt Americans are consuming since sodium can have a...

2009-05-11 13:12:12

Consuming 4,000 milligrams or more of sodium in a single meal -- many restaurant meals exceed this amount -- can present a heart risk, U.S. food advocates say. Researchers at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington examined 17 chains and found 85 out of 102 meals had more than one day's worth of sodium, and some had more than four days' worth, including: -- Red Lobster Admirals' Feast with Caesar Salad, creamy lobster topped mashed potato, cheddar bay biscuit and...

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2009-04-23 08:05:00

New York City health department officials have again expanded their campaign against culinary criminals.  First came the ban on trans-fats.  Then the ordinance that calorie content had to be listed in menus.  Now they are tackling the high salt content of common staples like soup, pasta sauce and salad dressings. According to national health studies, roughly 75 percent of the average American's salt intake comes from already prepared and processed foods, rather than their own...

2008-12-02 12:59:00

Shaking salt from the diet isn't easy; Consumer Reports urges consumers to check food labels. Plus, tips for preparing dishes low in sodium. YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from Consumer Reports found that sodium lurks in foods that consumers might not think to check, and warns that lower-fat foods can be higher in sodium than their full-fat counterparts. The full report is available in the January 2009 issue of Consumer Reports and online at...

2008-12-04 12:13:31

The average sodium content of 528 U.S. packaged and restaurant foods increased by less than 1 percent from 2005 to 2008, non-profit officials said. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, said that considering the food industry's acknowledgment that sodium levels are too high, the lack of progress in decreasing the sodium content of many foods is disturbing. The medical community has long agreed that diets high in sodium are a...


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