But why even try? Why not pick on foods where the function of salt isn’t so fundamental? Good question, but one that was pre-empted by across-the-board sodium reduction initiatives.
Concerned about the health of U.S. citizens consuming 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day (on average), the Food and Drug Administration is considering setting mandatory maximums for sodium in food. In the United States, the main sodium reduction program is the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) led by the New York City Department of Health.