National Restaurant Association vs Government on Salt

Jul 05, 2010

The restaurant industry, which has been lobbying for voluntary reduction in salt use by consumers, is getting assailed on all sides. The government simply wants to control how your restaurant can prepare its food and how consumers can enjoy it.

“Michael Jacobson, executive director of the CSPI, which has lobbied against trans fats and for menu labeling throughout the restaurant industry, said that the food industry would need regulating in order to successfully reduce the public’s daily sodium intake.”  Read the full article here:


Food for thought

Did you know that the recommended adequate intake amount of sodium per the IOM (Institute of Medicine) is just  1,500 milligrams daily, or just less than 1/2 a teaspoon?