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    Six Steps to Help Reduce Sodium in Your Product Formulations

    Sodium reduction is an important topic and is something the public health community and the FDA have been spending a lot of time evaluating, specifically looking at how to decrease the sodium intake in the American diet. And when the FDA starts to release guidance documents, you know regulation is right around the corner. This is why so many companies are taking the draft voluntary guidance seriously.

    Voluntary Sodium Reduction: How We Got Here

    On June 1, 2016, FDA released a draft voluntary guidance which outlines short-term (two years) and long-term (ten years) targets to help reduce the American’s average sodium intake by 11.8 percent and 23.3 percent respectively. But where did the FDA get these targets, and why sodium?

    What’s Up with Voluntary Sodium Reduction?

    On June 1, 2016, FDA released a draft voluntary guidance which outlines short-term (two years) and long-term (ten years) targets to help reduce the American’s average sodium intake by 11.8 percent and 23.3 percent respectively. So why is there a need to reduce sodium intake for Americans?