- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday announced that 21 companies, including Kraft, Unilever, Heinz and Starbucks, had voluntarily reduced the salt content in some of their products.
- The move comes as the mayor continues to push healthy-eating initiatives in the city.
- The 21 (of 24 total companies) participating met at least one voluntary target; examples included cutting salt in breakfast cereals and snack chips by 40% and reducing salt in Teddy Grahams Honey-flavored snacks by 33%.
From the article:
"... Unilever, the company that makes Ragu pasta sauce, announced that it reduced sodium by 20 percent in its Ragu Old World Style Traditional Tomato Sauce. Nabisco reduced salt by 33 percent from Teddy Grahams Honey flavored snacks.
Bloomberg lauded Kraft for reducing sodium in its Kraft Singles American Slices by 18 percent and Subway for getting rid of some sodium in two of their sandwiches, including his favorite the Italian BLT. ..."