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Kraft to cut salt in its North American foods
ms DNC ^ | 3/17/10 | ap

Posted on 03/17/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT by Nachum

Company plans to reduce sodium by 10 percent in its products over 2 years

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods says it will cut the salt in its products sold in North America by an average of 10 percent over the next two years as food makers try to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Kraft said Wednesday that the move will reduce the sodium in Oscar Mayer Bologna by 17 percent and Easy Mac Cups by 20 percent. This comes on top of other cuts it has made in sodium levels in recent years.

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KEYWORDS: cut; foodpolice; foods; kraft; salt; sodium
Pssst... wanna buy some salt?
1 posted on 03/17/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I don’t mind them decreasing salt if that is what their customers want and not what the government demands.


2 posted on 03/17/2010 5:05:54 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Nachum

Eating salt. Another nanny state “sin”. Hey America! How’s that hope and change workin’ for ya?


3 posted on 03/17/2010 5:07:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How much did your congressmen's vote go for? Mine got two bits. Her going price.)
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To: Nachum

Sodium Reduction Offset Device.

4 posted on 03/17/2010 5:07:54 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Nachum

As long as they don’t cut the cheese in my food I’m OK.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 5:08:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: imskylark

I agree. I’m ok with it as long as the government isn’t forcing them to.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 5:08:35 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Nachum

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Didn’t we go through this crap at some point in the 2nd half of last century?

History sure is repeating itself quickly these days.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 5:09:09 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Pinkbell

I’m nursing a sea salt addiction anyway.


8 posted on 03/17/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Short salt farming stocks!


9 posted on 03/17/2010 5:14:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: cripplecreek
You, too?


10 posted on 03/17/2010 5:19:49 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: Viking2002

Yeah I love it. It has an actual flavor beyond just “Salt”.


11 posted on 03/17/2010 5:21:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Revolting cat!

It might be better to short Kraft. The stock never moves any way and when folks quit buying the unsalty stuff profits will erode.


12 posted on 03/17/2010 5:21:49 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Revolting cat!

Heh... that short could backfire on you... people might start adding more of their own salt and consume even more.

:-)


13 posted on 03/17/2010 5:22:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: imskylark
It certainly doesn't bother me. They've jacked the salt levels up way high to flavor their cheap food. I wish everyone would sell stuff with lower salt content.

You can't even get away from salt when you have a bowl of cereal. Just one small bowl of cherrios gives you about 15% of what you need for the day, so what about a nice Jethro Bodine sized bowl like most of us eat?

The folks who want more salt, are welcome to use their salt shakers.

14 posted on 03/17/2010 5:22:43 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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Bleh! Most things can be purchased as low sodium or regular, why are they doing this chit?!

I can’t STAND the low fat stuff OR low sodium stuff, it tastes NASTY or bland.

I guess I won’t be buying KRAFT.


15 posted on 03/17/2010 5:23:00 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Nachum

Right. I’m sure that people who eat bologna and Easy Mac are deeply concerned about their health, so this makes perfect sense.


16 posted on 03/17/2010 5:25:23 PM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Nachum

Why are these big bad powerful corporations always caving in to the left? Affirmative action, eco-green, gun control, global warming, food nazis, etc.


17 posted on 03/17/2010 5:25:59 PM PDT by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: Nachum
My wife recently had major heart surgery. As a result she is on a low salt or no salt diet. It is amazing the amount of salt in processed food. The dietitian at the hospital said 75% of are salt is obtained from processed foods. Just look at the labels, you will be amazed. Just cutting out processed foods will decrease your intake of salt dramatically.
18 posted on 03/17/2010 5:26:10 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachum

Looks like all the posters on this thread want someone else to monitor and control their dietary intake. If salt is so bad, and Kraft is trying to poison you with sodium, then why are you buying Kraft products?


19 posted on 03/17/2010 5:26:26 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: cripplecreek
I always keep one each of McCormick's sea salt and Peppercorn Medley grinders on the kitchen table. I don't know where my regular shakers have disappeared over the last few years, and I don't care. It's like the Allies charged in and liberated my taste buds from the Flavor Nazis. LOL


20 posted on 03/17/2010 5:26:55 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: cripplecreek

Kraft Foods suck BIGTIME! If you buy real cheese ... from people who know how to make it, they will add the RIGHT amount of salt. Not more or less.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 5:28:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum
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22 posted on 03/17/2010 5:33:31 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: All

The Kraft product I buy the most of is Kraft Real Mayo, if they don’t change that, I suppose I’m OK.

I can’t STAND bologna!

We don’t eat processed cereals, we only eat oatmeal or grits.

We don’t eat the mac and cheese.

Just leave my Mayo alone, Kraft!


23 posted on 03/17/2010 5:40:35 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Nachum

Here comes the Nanny State!


24 posted on 03/17/2010 5:44:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: caver

There’s no nefarious scheme here. Packaged foods have WAY too much sodium. Check out a can of soup. Any reduction is a good thing if done right and most consumers would consider that.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 5:46:08 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Irenic

I used to love King Vitaman cereal. then it went “low sugar”. Tasted like crap. If I WANT low sugar, I’ll buy corn flakes or some other bland cereal.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 6:19:57 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Nachum
Refined Salt: White Poison
Fish from the ocean will die quickly if placed in a solution of refined salt (table salt) and water.
The sodium chloride, in its form as it comes from the refinery, is actually poisonous to them.
Bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to consume too much refined salt, but you can consume natural unrefined salt with very few problems if..any at all.”

The problem with salt is not the salt itself but the condition of the salt we eat - refined!
Major producing companies dry their salt in huge kilns with temperatures reaching 1200 degrees F, changing he salt's chemical structure, which in turn adversely affects the human body. Then they take all the minerals out and resale..
What you end up with is trash...table salt..good for nothing..
The facts are that in the heating process of salt, the element sodium chloride goes off into the air as a gas. What remains is sodium hydroxate ( table salt ) which is irritating to the system and does not satisfy the body's hunger and need for sodium chloride

Hell, the human body doesn't even know what it is or what to do with it.. The big companys have got to get rid of it somewhere or...to someone. I wouldn't feed that junk to an animal.

27 posted on 03/17/2010 6:24:51 PM PDT by triSranch (Live from the Birthplace and Deathbed of the Confederacy)
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To: Nachum
SALT CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING.
28 posted on 03/17/2010 6:26:56 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Nachum

WE WANT TASTY CARDBOARD DAMMIT!


29 posted on 03/17/2010 7:26:22 PM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Onward thru the smoke, mirrors, and B.S....)
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To: Nachum

Without salt, humans couldn’t float.


30 posted on 03/17/2010 7:43:12 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Nachum

Humans need salt in their daily diet. This is getting ridiculous.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 11:20:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: imskylark

I would be happy if the food manufacturers voluntarily added “Contains MSG” in large letters on the can.


32 posted on 03/18/2010 5:08:53 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: Nachum

Americans have sure gotten sissyfied lately. So, less evil salt in our food and we can live forever. Thank God our betters know what is good for us.


33 posted on 03/18/2010 5:41:51 AM PDT by abovethefray
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To: Nachum

Sodium isn’t salt, NaCl is.


34 posted on 03/22/2010 9:08:47 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Nachum
I would love for them to come out with low salt foods as an alternative that we could choose for ourselves. I look for low salt when I buy groceries simply because the amount of sodium in foods is shocking.

If Kraft is doing this because they want to, and the taste remains good, then good for them.

35 posted on 03/22/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT by McGavin999
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