Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg: 21 food companies cut salt from popular products
Posted on 02/11/2013 3:48:54 PM PST by SMGFan
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that 21 companies have voluntarily reduced the salt content in some of their products.
The improved products range from Butterball cold cuts to Heinz ketchup to some Starbucks breakfast sandwiches, according to Bloomberg.
The salt campaign -- one in a series of novel but controversial healthy-eating initiatives on Bloomberg's 11-year watch -- takes aim at foods ranging from hot dogs to soup to popcorn. Twenty-one out of the 24 companies that were part of the initiative met one or more of their voluntary commitments, the New York City mayor said.
"These companies have demonstrated their commitment to removing excess sodium from their products and to working with public health authorities toward a shared goal -- helping their customers lead longer, healthier lives," said Bloomberg.
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Bowing to the culinary fascism of the Left is nothing of which to be proud.
I’m really starting to dislike this clown. He talks about his goals as they’re naturally the goals of all.
We’ve already seen what a disaster that kind of thinking can be with California emissions standards imposed on cars nationwide.
Fifty zillion cesterces to the company that can figure out how to cut oxygen from this idiot’s air supply.
No, double that.
Eliminating salt will lower the cost of production. Will we see a price cut for the products?
So do the changes only affect New York, or is New York getting to dictate to the rest of us through this? Does Bloomberg the evil tyrant think he runs the whole country though the backdoor? He tried this with the gun lawsuits also.
How the hell did new yorkers ever get a reputation for being tough? Biggest pussies on the planet, letting themselves be pushed around by some effeminate political hack.
These companies should have upped the salt, stopped shipping to distributors that service NYC and let bloomberg deal paying to fight the black market that would spring up.
Nope..And it probably will mean canned foods and pre-prepared’s won’t last as long either..
Actually, no. Companies put salt and sugar into their foods for flavor. The cheap ingredients would taste like cardboard without the flavor enhancers.
Are you old enough to remember when unleaded gasoline came on the scene? Lead was an additive, not adding lead should have made the product cheaper right? Not so, when both were available, unleaded was more expensive.
So does this mean only for the NY market or are they foisting it upon all of us? (Proudly posting without reading the article since 2001)
This guy seems deranged. Maybe it’s hyponatremia.
It’s the chloride ions, not the ‘low on sodium’, right?
Guess he better ban salt shakers next.
Bloomberg is a blooming idiot.
He wants the whole country to have fibromyalgea.
New salt study stirs up controversy: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/new-salt-study-stirs-up-controversy-2280090.html
The degenerate moron parasites that inhabit NYC voted for this megalomaniac for three terms, and are getting what they deserve.
Holding taste or octane constant is more expensive without a "magic" (cheaper, very effective)) ingredient in the mix.
Heh. And a good way to cut out some marginal costs and blame it on "health".
The main drawback is that a lot of manufacturers are using soy to maintain the flavour of reduced-salt offerings. A friend of mine had to stop eating Campbell’s soup for that reason, because he’s allergic to soybeans.
If anything, it will increase costs because they will need other preservatives and flavouring agents.
Unleaded is more expensive because lead is one of the cheapest octane-boosters there is.
I,d just say I ‘d do it then follow the original recipe. When the food police came around I’d give em an envelope. Business as usual.