FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

A majority of the sodium in U.S. diets comes from packaged food, the FDA said, making it difficult for Americans to make sodium intake changes on their own. Over the next 2.5 years, the FDA’s target sodium levels aim to cut average intake by 12%.
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo shows the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box in Washington. Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out target sodium levels for dozens of foods including condiments, french fries and potato chips.