Sargento targets cheesemaking process to reduce sodium
28-Jul-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Sargento says it has invented a process for making cheese with 25 percent less sodium and minimal impact on taste and texture, without added ingredients.
Ajinomoto sodium reduction system ‘fools the tongue’
26-Jul-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Ajinomoto has developed a new ingredient system that the company says can reduce sodium content in broths and snack seasonings by about a third without a noticeable difference in flavor.
CDC finds 90% of Americans consume too much sodium
25-Jun-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Ninety percent of Americans consume more that the recommended daily amount of sodium, according to new figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Low-sodium products decline in popularity, says NPD
26-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Industry efforts to cut sodium have snowballed in recent months, but Americans are consuming fewer low-sodium products, according to market research organization the NPD Group.
IOM urges government action on sodium, FDA says no decision yet
21-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The FDA has refuted claims that it has already begun a program to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods, after a new Institute of Medicine report said its current strategies to reduce sodium intake are failing.
General Mills announces sodium reduction strategy
14-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
General Mills has become the latest major food manufacturer to announce a sodium reduction strategy, pledging a 20 percent reduction in about 40 percent of its product portfolio by 2015.
US low-sodium product launches soar – but consumers go for taste
12-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The US has launched more products claiming low or no sodium than any other country in the past three years, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – but consumers still prioritize good taste.
Kraft commits to 10 percent sodium reduction
18-Mar-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Food giant Kraft Foods has announced it will reduce the sodium content of its entire North American portfolio by an average of 10 percent over the next two years.
Cosmetic fears drive concern about sodium intake, says survey
19-Jan-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
A new US survey has suggested that a large number of consumers are only concerned about salt for cosmetic rather than health reasons.
Benefits of salt reduction clear, despite brain claim
16-Oct-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Public policy to reduce salt intake has clear health benefits, despite claims that intake is physiologically determined and cannot be controlled by policy, says a UK expert.
Mintel asks whether sodium could be ‘the next trans fat’
12-Aug-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Mintel has suggested that sodium could be the next trans fat as consumers are increasingly looking to low-sodium options and manufacturers are responding by slicing salt from their products.
Cargill tackles sodium intake with potassium chloride launch
13-Jul-2009 By staff reporter
Cargill has introduced a new product to its line of salt reduction ingredients, as manufacturers strive to formulate good tasting products with a lighter salt content.
New meat sodium reduction technology on a plate
04-May-2009 By Mike Stones
New sodium reduction technology allows meat processors to cut the sodium content of their products by up to 50 per cent, according to its developer Nu-Tek.
Even at-risk patients struggle with low-sodium diets
27-Apr-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
New research from the American Heart Association has shown that heart failure patients who are actively trying to reduce sodium intake still consume more than is recommended even for healthy people.
Could salt be a mood booster?
13-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Cravings for salty foods may be related to a mood boost from savouring the savoury, suggests new data from the University of Iowa.
Campbell on board with salt reduction effort
24-Feb-2009 By staff reporter
As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) considers a strategy to reduce salt in the American diet, the food industry is under pressure to cut products’ salt content. Campbell is the latest company to announce new low sodium products, in its soup line.
Tests to show if salt content meets label claims
05-Jan-2009 By Sarah Hills
A survey to compare the amount of salt in a product to the amount manufacturers claim they contain on the label showed that the majority of foods passed the test.
Gum plus ions may cut fat and salt in meats: Study
19-Dec-2008 By Stephen Daniells
A combination of gellan gum and magnesium chloride may lead to low-fat, low salt meat products, according to new research from Mexico.
Survey finds sodium levels largely unchanged
08-Dec-2008 By Sarah Hills
The food industry has again come under fire for the amount of salt used in products as a survey found that levels had stayed ‘essentially the same’ over the last three years.
New stock bases said to cut sodium by a quarter
05-Sep-2008 By Sarah Hills
Advanced Food Systems has introduced a new range of stock bases which it said have been formulated to meet demands for reduced levels of fat and salt as well as costs.
Reduced sodium ingredients contribute to salt effort
27-May-2008 By Jess Halliday
Efforts to reduce salt in packaged foods involve more than just
salt replacers and flavour enhancers, as suppliers contribute to
overall efforts by tweaking processes to make lower sodium
Three million pounds of sodium cut from ConAgra food
06-Dec-2007 By Alex McNally
ConAgra Foods has said it has removed nearly three million pounds
of sodium from a range of products without affecting taste.
Canada applies pressure for salt reduction
30-Oct-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Leading Canadian health groups have joined forces to urge for
comprehensive action to reduce sodium levels in food.
Other salts offer low-sodium bread potential
23-Oct-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The use of potassium, magnesium and calcium salts in place of
sodium chloride could lead to breads with 33 per cent less salt
than normal, with changes in texture and mouthfeel, according to
new research from South Africa.
USDA petitioned to limit salt in meat and poultry
10-Jan-2007 By Lorraine Heller
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been petitioned to set
limits on the levels of salt that can be used in meat and poultry
Salt reduction may have asthma benefits too, says review
05-Jan-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Reducing salt intake may affect asthma severity and breathing in
adults with the condition, says a joint Anglo-American review of
New cost-effective hydrocolloid gum production method reported
20-Oct-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Researchers from India, in collaboration with Kraft Foods, have
proposed a simple, cost-effective method of galactomannan esters
derivatives that are "useful as functional food
IFF develops reference base for salt reduction flavors
03-Oct-2006 By Lorraine Heller
International Flavors & Fragrances has completed an internal
program designed for sodium reduction, which provides the firm with
a base of reference for its range of flavor systems for reduced
US doctors take a stand against salt
16-Jun-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The American Medical Association (AMA) has added its voice to the
clamor against salt, voting this week to urge the government to
revoke the substance's GRAS status.
Campbell soups to be made with lower sodium sea salt
24-Feb-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The leading global soup firm this week announced that it is to
slash salt content in its products by up to 45 percent, a move that
underlines continued industry efforts to attract consumers with a
wider variety of 'healthy'...
CSPI rails against excess salt in processed foods
19-Aug-2005 By Anthony Fletcher
Some food manufacturers are loading their products with up to four
times as much salt as their competitors, claims to a new report.
Consumer group wants salt to become food additive
Consumer group CSPI said last week that it is filing a lawsuit to
demand that the FDA reclassifies salt from GRAS to food additive.
Blend launched to remove potassium chloride taste
The New Jersey based food technology company Prime Favorites, has
started marketing a product to remove the bitter taste of potassium
chloride in foods.