Congress must support efforts to address the risks from excessive sodium in food and facilitate transparency for consumers, allowing them to make more informed choices for themselves and their families about what they eat.
Americans consume way too much sodium and not enough potassium, increasing their risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Replacing some of the sodium chloride (salt) in the food supply with potassium chloride could help!
More than three-quarters of the sodium in our diets is from restaurant and packaged foods. Measures to lower sodium are needed to make our food healthier and could save well over 100,000 lives over ten years. So, what’s the FDA waiting for?