The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has said it will support Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to reduce sodium in foods – but called for further research into the health impacts of broad-based reduction programs.
The president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has rejected US proposals for a mandatory reduction in salt levels in processed foods on the grounds that they are not based on scientific evidence.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are currently being revised, and sodium intake, sweetened drinks, and dairy alternatives are some of the topics of discussion, according to the American Society for Nutrition.
Food makers face increasing pressure to reduce sodium in their products, but it remains a major challenge to cut salt without affecting consumer taste perception. Could flavor companies have the answer?