Rising consumer health issues are impacting the food industry globally. Food developers, manufacturers, regulators, health ministries and consumers are changing and paving the way for healthier foods and ingredients in the marketplace.
NEWS UPDATE: Health Canada has made available a document titled "Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods".
Canadians are eating too much sodium – almost double the amount they require. Our bodies need a small amount of sodium, but too much can lead to high blood pressure which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) governments recognize that the Canadian food industry has already initiated sodium reduction in processed and packaged food products available for sale in Canada. This guidance document will provide further direction to the food industry to continue sodium reduction efforts and help Canadians achieve the average sodium intake goal of 2300 mg per day by 2016.
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