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Why the FDA wants food manufacturers to put one-third less sodium in their products

Why the FDA wants food manufacturers to put one-third less sodium in their products

Americans eat too much salt, and the government is asking restaurants and food manufacturers to help them cut back.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration laid out its request for “voluntary sodium reduction targets” on Wednesday that would reduce Americans’ average sodium consumption by nearly one-third over a decade.

The goal is to get down to a daily maximum of 2,300 milligrams, as recommended in the government’s Healthy People 2020 targets. Today, a typical American eats...

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