Oct 25, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made a recent request for food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce salt in their products by 12% over the next two-and-a-half years. More than 70% of the sodium Americans eat comes from what has been added by the food industry to products later purchased in stores or restaurants. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter says that’s why the FDA is asking those two groups to reduce sodium levels in 163 categories of the most consumed processed, packaged and prepared foods.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.