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Salt subtly trimmed from
many foods amid campaign

Associated Press, by Jennifer Peltz

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Posted By:Emerson, 2/12/2013 10:18:18 AM

NEW YORK -- Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben´s flavored rice dishes to Goya canned beans. A Kraft American cheese single has 18 percent less salt than it did three years ago. (Snip) A squirt of Heinz ketchup is 15 percent less salty. Their manufacturers are among 21 companies that have met targets so far in a voluntary, New York City-led effort to get food manufacturers and restaurateurs to lighten up on salt to improve Americans´ heart health,

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Elsewhere Bloomie was cajoling food manufacturers and restaurants to do this. Here it is clear that what they did was voluntary. Bloomie taking credit? Wouldn´t be the first politician...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/12/2013 10:21:50 AM     (No. 9171891)

No wonder things are not tasting the way they used to. Nanny State at the gallop.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/12/2013 10:24:53 AM     (No. 9171902)

This is being done in tandem with slipping dozens of ounces of quantity out of thousands of food products in a subtle attempt to substantially raise prices by reducing content without getting caught.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/12/2013 10:26:16 AM     (No. 9171907)

Funny, now understand why I stopped buy Uncle Ben´s rice a little while back. Guess the market will have an opportunity to speak on the subject.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 2/12/2013 10:33:54 AM     (No. 9171926)

They did the same with transfat. Now, I no longer by nilla wafers and graham crackers -- they taste like dirt.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: InOhio, 2/12/2013 10:38:11 AM     (No. 9171936)

The incidence of thyroid disease is increasing exponentially in areas where salt is being severely limited, like NYC, because when salt is limited, so is the iodine that was added to salt many many years ago.

Iodine is proven to aid in the prevention of thyroid disease. After its mandated addition to salt in this country, incidence of thyroid disease become much more rare.

Iodine also helps to protect from radiation poisoning, something that with lax borders and an administration that doesn´t care about national security, could become an issue in this country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/12/2013 10:51:27 AM     (No. 9171964)

No problem, I have a salt shaker. Never used it much until a few months ago.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/12/2013 10:53:59 AM     (No. 9171975)

Re #5, I am astonished at the number of people who don´t understand how important iodized salt is to our thyroid. My late Mother knew that years ago and taught me. Now no one talks about it.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/12/2013 10:58:24 AM     (No. 9171980)

The way I understand it, there has never been a study showing any relation between salt intake and health risks. It is one of those things that the "foodies" latch onto and propogate until it becomes "common knowledge".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/12/2013 11:15:15 AM     (No. 9172017)

Wars have been fought over salt. It’s essential for all animals.

We have idiots with dreams of controlling every facet of our lives.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/12/2013 12:08:42 PM     (No. 9172142)

Hopefully, goiters will be covered by obozocare.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/12/2013 12:39:29 PM     (No. 9172212)

Beat me to it, #10. Beware the Sea Salt fad too, unless the salt is iodized.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/12/2013 1:43:12 PM     (No. 9172390)

Scientific American printed an aticle stating definitely that excess salt intake is NOT harmful.

Only people with kidney problems or congestive heart failure need to worry about salt consumption.

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