Calls for revoking Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status on common ingredients seems to be the new norm for controlling excess consumption. In 2011, the American Public Health Association asked the FDA to “remove or modify” salt’s GRAS status because allows unlimited sodium in foods. Now the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is trying the same tactic to limit the amount of added sugars in beverages.
In the US, nine out of every ten adults consume too much salt, a new report has found. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that only 9.6 per cent of adults kept their daily sodium intake below the recommended government guidelines. They were found to consume too much salt by eating pizza, crisps and other foods with high sodium… Read more »
The food industry needs to communicate effectively with consumers in order to lower people’s salt intake, it has been claimed.