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2010-06-03 09:15:00

LIVINGSTON, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's attention to salt shows no signs of letting up. Leading health organizations like the Institute of Medicine are calling on the FDA to set formal sodium standards. The FDA has outlined a plan for proposed regulation and some food producers have already pledged to reduce sodium content. But consumers are impatient for action. A new survey released today by West Coast poultry producer Foster Farms, reveals that consumers are paying...

2010-05-04 05:00:00

Nuggets Serve Up Taste With a Heaping of Sodium and Fat YONKERS, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is some good news and some bad news from the foods and sensory labs at Consumer Reports Health, where two panels were recently convened to taste 12 brands of chicken nuggets and two made of soy. The good news: Some common ground was reached between kid testers ages 6-17 and grownup trained testers; two Consumer Reports "Best Buys" were identified. The bad news: Those yummy chicken...

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2010-04-27 07:31:00

In a campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 16 U.S. food companies pledged Monday to cut salt levels in their food products. Bloomberg's campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative, is a grouping of cities and health organizations that are working to reduce salt content in restaurants and packaged foods by 25 percent within the next five years. Companies who pledged to join the initiative include Au Bon Pain, Goya, Mars Food US, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, Subway, UNO...

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...

2010-04-26 15:30:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today that they have pledged their commitment to the New York City Department of Health's National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), by meeting the recommended 2012 target levels for sodium in deli cold cuts and cheeses. This makes Boar's Head the nation's first deli meat and cheese manufacturer to have both signed on to...

2010-04-26 12:30:00

Company to reduce sodium in its UNCLE BEN'S(R) brand flavored rice products LOS ANGELES, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mars Food US, a leading producer of a variety of food products under well known brand names, including UNCLE BEN'S®, today announced that it has signed on to the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI). The NSRI is a New York City-led coalition of cities, states and health organizations working to help food manufacturers and restaurants...

2010-04-21 17:24:00

SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumble Bee Foods®, marketer of America's leading premium seafood brand, has announced completion of significant sodium reductions across its line of canned albacore and light meat tuna products. Further sodium reducing initiatives are in the works for the remaining products in the company's portfolio. Following an almost two-year process, supermarkets will begin receiving the Bumble Bee albacore and light meat tuna with reduced sodium...

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...

2010-04-21 06:25:38

The Harvard School of Public Health nutrition source website offers strategies and recommendations for individuals, chefs, food companies, others Responding to the health threat posed by Americans' over-consumption of sodium, experts in the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) called today for sodium reduction strategies that are strong and effective"”and that maximize the enjoyment people derive from food. "There...

2010-04-20 11:07:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe, today announced its support for the "National Sodium Reduction Initiative" led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050324/NYTH131 ) "Hain Celestial has always been an advocate for healthy eating as part of...


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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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