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Report says FDA should force rollback in salty foods

5 years ago April 20, 2010 Apr 20, 2010 Tuesday, April 20 2010 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 7:52:03 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

The Food and Drug Administration is considering regulating the amount of salt in food.

Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good health - and high enough to increase risk of high blood pressure and other problems.

Most of that sodium comes inside common processed foods.

The Institute of Medicine says the food industry hasn't done enough to voluntarily cut back.

It urged FDA to set maximum sodium levels for different foods in a stepwise rollback, so people could adjust to the change.

The FDA says no decision has been made but "no options are off the table."

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