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FDA Looks to Cut Salt Content in Food

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A fight at the dining table is escalating between regulators and the food industry, this time over government proposals to cut Americans’ average salt intake by almost one-third.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued long-awaited proposed guidelines targeting the packaged food and restaurant meals that contain the bulk of American’s daily sodium intake.

The voluntary proposals are the Obama administration’s latest effort to push the food industry toward reducing the amount of ingredients such as sugar and some fats in an effort to improve consumer health and reduce medical costs.

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