Major Companies Announce Salt Cutbacks

Salt Intake

In the battle to improve the healthy quality of food, the Big Apple’s mayor has picked up a major victory.

FOX News Radio’s Kerin McCue has details from New York City:

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Salt Intake

In his quest to get New Yorkers – and the rest of us – to eat healthier, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that 21 companies, such as Kraft, Heinz and Butterball, have reduced the amount of salt in pre-packaged foods – where most of our salt intake comes from.

(Bloomberg) “These companies have a huge presence on our shelves and in our diets. ┬áThe products they’re making healthier are some of America’s most beloved and iconic foods, so the incremental efforts they’ve voluntarily made to reduce salt are going to have a big impact on public health.”

The goal is to cut salt levels in foods by a quarter by next year.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.