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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets

June 2, 2016, Covington Alert

On June 1, 2016, the FDA announced draft guidance on voluntary sodium reduction targets that could have a substantial effect on food manufacturers and restaurants. The Draft Guidance proposes short-term and long-term targets for various categories of commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods, as well as recommended upper bounds for sodium in each food category. Although voluntary for industry participants, the new sodium targets may have a significant impact on food product formulations.

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