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FDA proposes voluntary guidelines for salt reduction

Draft sets two and 10 year goals to bring down sodium levels gradually

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued draft guidelines for the food industry to reduce the amount of sodium in the meals and snacks Americans eat every day.

While the guidelines are voluntary, the goal is to offer restaurants, manufacturers and others across the foodservice industry both short-term and long-term goals to bring down salt levels, something many across the industry are already trying to do.

The FDA said that Americans consume almost 50 per

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