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You asked, and food companies answered.

In September, you began asking food companies to prioritize sodium reduction and show support for sodium reduction in comments to the FDA. Since then, you have collectively sent more than 4,000 letters to the CEOs of nine food companies and restaurants! 

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And guess what? One of the nine companies that you wrote letters of support to made a commitment to sodium reduction this week.

In addition, five out of the nine companies you wrote to submitted written comments on the FDA’s voluntary targets. You can read specific comments from these five companies:

Even more companies, trade associations, and public health organizations also made comments. And, well-known scientists commented on the clear science behind sodium reduction. You can find all of their comments online.

What does this show?

Momentum is building for sodium reduction – from food companies and restaurants, to public health organizations, to scientists. More food companies are getting on board to focus on sodium reduction, and it’s up to you to tell food companies to make healthier food a priority. You deserve more control over the amount of sodium in our food.

What’s next? Since the voluntary sodium targets have two sets of limits, the FDA is asking for feedback on long-term targets on December 2. We’d like to see the food industry send comments to the FDA in support of sodium reduction.

Keep up this great work! Thank you for lending your voice to tell food companies that you support sodium reduction.