Salt May Be the New Fat

March 2005
Convenience Store News;3/28/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to compel the agency to classify salt as a food additive and intensify regulation, claiming that too much salt is boosting Americans' blood pressure and prematurely killing roughly 150,000 people each year. According to the CSPI, processed foods and restaurant foods contribute almost 80 percent of sodium to the diet. Robert Earl, senior director of nutrition policy for the Food Products Association, responded that it is simply incorrect to imply that food companies have not made an array of foods available to meet all dietary needs.


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