Skip to comments.Kraft to cut salt in its North American foods
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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I don’t mind them decreasing salt if that is what their customers want and not what the government demands.
Eating salt. Another nanny state “sin”. Hey America! How’s that hope and change workin’ for ya?
Sodium Reduction Offset Device.
As long as they don’t cut the cheese in my food I’m OK.
I agree. I’m ok with it as long as the government isn’t forcing them to.
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.
I’m nursing a sea salt addiction anyway.
Short salt farming stocks!
Yeah I love it. It has an actual flavor beyond just “Salt”.
It might be better to short Kraft. The stock never moves any way and when folks quit buying the unsalty stuff profits will erode.
Heh... that short could backfire on you... people might start adding more of their own salt and consume even more.
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.
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.
Right. I’m sure that people who eat bologna and Easy Mac are deeply concerned about their health, so this makes perfect sense.
Why are these big bad powerful corporations always caving in to the left? Affirmative action, eco-green, gun control, global warming, food nazis, etc.
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?
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.
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!
Here comes the Nanny State!
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.
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.
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.
WE WANT TASTY CARDBOARD DAMMIT!
Without salt, humans couldn’t float.
Humans need salt in their daily diet. This is getting ridiculous.
I would be happy if the food manufacturers voluntarily added “Contains MSG” in large letters on the can.
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.
Sodium isn’t salt, NaCl is.
If Kraft is doing this because they want to, and the taste remains good, then good for them.
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