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Kraft to reduce sodium in foods

  • April
  • 12

10:10 am food processing

In an encouraging move, the world second largest food and beverage producer Kraft (second only to Nestle) has announced a plan to reduce the amount of sodium in its products by 10%.

There has long been evidence linking high sodium intake with high blood pressure and associated heard diseases but reducing the amount of salt in foods has been a long standing challenge. This is especially true in Canada where a recent study has shown that packaged foods are much saltier than elsewhere in the world.

Hopefully by following the lead of Campbell Soup and now Kraft, food producers will try to reduce their product’s sodium levels and make their products as well as their customers healthier in the process.

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