In 2021, IFBA (International Food & Beverage Alliance) members collectively developed a global sodium reduction commitment with standardized, stepwise voluntary targets for key categories of products to be achieved incrementally by 2025 and 2030. The following chart illustrates IFBA members’ commitments and achievements to reduce sodium in their product portfolios.
The Chinese government may be able to prevent 250,000 stroke and heart disease events each year by having children teach families healthy eating with AppSalt for smartphones, a study says. According to the researches, salt intake in adult family members was reduced by 8% (0.82 g per day), over a 12-month period.
Early evidence has emerged that South Africa’s mandatory salt restriction has effectively reduced salt consumption. The findings showed a reduction of approximately 0.82g salt per day in young adults in 4.6 years.
UK sets new salt targets to be obtained by 2024, read more to learn about the country’s ambitious plan to reduce salt consumption and safe over 2,3 billion USD on healthcare by diminishing heart diseases
Sodium reduction remains a priority and continues to cause millions of deaths in the States. What will Biden’s administration do to tackle this matter? Different experts express their opinions and their suggestions on the way forward.
Brazil, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Peru are taking action to reduce sodium consumption by approaching the matter to the population through social marketing in order to make consumers conscious about the health derived illnesses from excessive salt intake.
Find out more about how even being an essential ingredient to prepare bread, reducing salt content would not affect the bread’s final taste or properties.
If you want to know all about the current initiatives taking place in European Countries pay a look to what the WHO has to say.
Exceeding the daily recommended salt intake can cause severe health problems. This study explains the contribution of food to sodium consumption levels in Spain.
If you are looking for more information on how to keep tract of the sodium you are consuming per day, check these tips by the American Heart Association and their suggestions regarding sodium consumption.
The British Journal of Nutrition studied the salt intake among Spanish adults by considering the urinary sodium excretion during 24h in a representative sample.
The Colombian National University studied consumer’s acceptance towards low salt and fat cheeses to determine which are the minimum quantities of salt needed to reach customer satisfaction.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) — mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. Find out more about WHO Action Plan to reduce them.
This paper reviews the different national programs to promote low salt consumption around the world.
This study evaluated the incidence of hypertension and blood pressure changes in relation to urinary sodium excretion and whether or not it could be linked to fatal or non-fatal outcomes.
This study aimed to estimate the effect of sodium reduction strategies in The Netherlands, starting by the reduction of salt in processed food and it’s acceptance among consumers.
Public health efforts reducing sodium in diets are “warranted” after research links salt intake to premature death
Consumers who always add salt to their food have a 28% higher risk of dying prematurely compared to those who never – or rarely – add salt, a study revealed. According to Sonia Pombo, campaign manager at Action on Salt, encouraging people to use less salt in cooking is helpful, but with most of the foods already having added salt (up to 75%), “the best policies to reduce population salt intakes would be to encourage food companies to reformulate their foods to contain less salt.”