FDBusiness.com

21 US companies cut salt content in pre-packaged foods

 Breaking News
  • Coca-Cola HBC to Acquire Italian Water and Sparkling Beverages Company in €88 Million Deal Coca‑Cola HBC has agreed to acquire Acque Minerali, a privately-held natural mineral water and adult sparkling beverages business based in Italy. The acquisition is being made in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Company, in-line with previous similar acquisitions. The total enterprise value payable by Coca‑Cola HBC and The Coca‑Cola Company, subject to customary closing adjustments, amounts [...]...
  • Britvic Signs Up to Science Based Targets Initiative Britvic has pledged to pursue bolder greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative. Britvic joins around 600 leading companies from around the world in formally committing to independently verified science-based GHG emission reduction targets. Britvic’s A Healthier Everyday sustainability strategy recognises climate change as one of the biggest threats facing [...]...
  • Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores M&S Food is partnering with infarm – one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms – to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of the retailer’s London stores. Customers will now find a range of fresh herbs – including Italian, Greek and Bordeaux Basils, Mint, Curly Parsley and Mountain [...]...
  • Coca-Cola European Partners to Remove 4,000 Tonnes of Single-use Plastic by Swapping Shrink Wrap For Cardboard in Western Europe Coca-Cola European Partners, will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic per year across the region. This is the latest move in Coca-Cola’s commitment to tackle packaging waste and remove all unnecessary single-use plastic from its secondary packaging. Plastic shrink wrapping is used [...]...
  • EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade The EU has been confirmed for yet another year in its position as the largest global exporter of agri-food products, with sales reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured goods and chemicals. Agriculture and [...]...

21 US companies cut salt content in pre-packaged foods

February 07
14:08 2013

Nearly 21 companies in the US have voluntarily reduced salt content in pre-packaged or restaurant food products, amidst an ongoing campaign led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cut the amount of sodium in the diets of New Yorkers and consumers across the country.

Approximately 90% of Americans consume more salt than they should, which can lead to high blood pressure and diseases.

To address this concern, New York launched the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), a nationwide partnership of over 90 city and state health authorities and organisations, in 2008.

This initiative is aimed at cutting excess salt in packaged and restaurant foods by 25% over five years, a move that will reduce the country’s sodium intake by 20%.

These efforts have encouraged 24 companies that distribute food across the country, to pledge to lower the sodium content in some of their products, out of which 21 companies have achieved one or more of their commitments.

Michael Bloomberg said that prior to the initiative, there was no comprehensive approach to reducing sodium in foods.

“These companies have demonstrated their commitment to removing excess sodium from their products and to working with public health authorities toward a shared goal – helping their customers lead longer, healthier lives,” the mayor added.

The food manufacturers that achieved 2012 NSRI sodium targets include Butterball, Furmano Foods, Goya Foods, Heinz, Ken’s Foods, Kraft Foods, LiDestri Foods/Francesco Rinaldi, Mars Foods US, McCain Foods, Mondelez International, Red Gold, Snyder’s-Lance, Unilever and White Rose.

Restaurant chains including Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Subway and Uno’s Chicago Grill, and food retailers such as Delhaize America, Fresh Direct and Target Corporation, also met the targets.

According to researchers, the reduction of daily sodium intake by 1,200mg could prevent nearly 92,000 deaths and save up to $24bn in health care costs every year.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements