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Salt Institute Encourages Public Comment on FDA Salt Reduction Regulation

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2016 Naples, FL- In June of 2016 the FDA formally proposed to issue “voluntary” sodium reduction targets for all food producers in the United States. The comment period on this proposed regulation has been extended and the Salt Institute encourages the public to make their voices heard on this unprecedented,… Read more »

Salt Institute Comment on NuTek Petition on “potassium salt”

      August 19, 2016 Submitted Electronically Via Regulations.gov Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-P-1826; Citizen Petition from NuTek Food Science LLC The Salt Institute is writing to express its strong opposition to the citizen petition submitted to the… Read more »

Government’s war on salt is malpractice

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2016 Naples, FL- The issuance today of new “voluntary” sodium reduction mandates by the FDA is tantamount to malpractice and inexcusable in the face of years of scientific evidence showing that population-wide sodium reduction strategies are unnecessary and could be harmful. This effort will limit the food choices of Americans,… Read more »

Salt Institute Submits Formal Letter to USDA and HHS on Dietary Guidelines

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2016 Alexandria, VA—Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute, has sent an official correspondence to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the latest Federal Dietary guidelines. Based upon the preponderance of peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the Salt… Read more »

Salt Institute Supports Lawsuit Against NYC Salt Regulations

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute Supports Lawsuit Against NYC Salt Regulations Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute is supporting the National Restaurant Association in a lawsuit against the New York City Board of Health regulations to mandate that chain restaurants post salt warnings on their menus. This rule, which… Read more »

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The dangers of a low salt diet

Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and… Read more »

Salt Institute applauds U.S. Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and King (I-ME) for supporting school lunch flexibility.

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute applauds U.S. Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and King (I-ME) for supporting school lunch flexibility. Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute applauds United States Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Angus King (I-ME) for introducing the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act (S.1146). This legislation is designed to… Read more »

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Sugar Not Salt Causes High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Journals from BMJ Press Release: 10 December 2014 OPEN HEART Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease Dietary guidelines should focus more on sugar, and less on salt, say doctors Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure… Read more »

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FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »

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Salt Institute: FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »