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Mayor Bloomberg: 21 food companies cut salt from popular products
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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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1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:49:01 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Bowing to the culinary fascism of the Left is nothing of which to be proud.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:52:43 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SMGFan

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.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 3:53:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Fifty zillion cesterces to the company that can figure out how to cut oxygen from this idiot’s air supply.

No, double that.

Wait.....there’s more....


4 posted on 02/11/2013 3:59:43 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SMGFan

Eliminating salt will lower the cost of production. Will we see a price cut for the products?


5 posted on 02/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SMGFan

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.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 4:01:46 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SMGFan

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.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 4:06:48 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: reg45

Nope..And it probably will mean canned foods and pre-prepared’s won’t last as long either..


8 posted on 02/11/2013 4:07:14 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: reg45
Eliminating salt will lower the cost of production.

Actually, no. Companies put salt and sugar into their foods for flavor. The cheap ingredients would taste like cardboard without the flavor enhancers.

10 posted on 02/11/2013 4:13:42 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: reg45
Eliminating salt will lower the cost of production. Will we see a price cut for the products?

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.

11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:13:57 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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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)


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:17:05 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SMGFan

This guy seems deranged. Maybe it’s hyponatremia.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:17:18 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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To: caveat emptor

It’s the chloride ions, not the ‘low on sodium’, right?


14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:23:52 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SMGFan

Guess he better ban salt shakers next.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:35:43 PM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: SMGFan

Bloomberg is a blooming idiot.

He wants the whole country to have fibromyalgea.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:40:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SMGFan

New salt study stirs up controversy: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/new-salt-study-stirs-up-controversy-2280090.html


17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:52:05 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: cripplecreek

The degenerate moron parasites that inhabit NYC voted for this megalomaniac for three terms, and are getting what they deserve.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 4:55:41 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Graybeard58
See #10.

Holding taste or octane constant is more expensive without a "magic" (cheaper, very effective)) ingredient in the mix.

19 posted on 02/11/2013 4:57:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jack Hammer
Bowing to the culinary fascism of the Left is nothing of which to be proud.

Heh. And a good way to cut out some marginal costs and blame it on "health".

20 posted on 02/11/2013 4:58:03 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: SMGFan

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.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 5:06:35 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: reg45

If anything, it will increase costs because they will need other preservatives and flavouring agents.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Graybeard58

Unleaded is more expensive because lead is one of the cheapest octane-boosters there is.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 5:10:41 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SMGFan

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.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 5:11:00 PM PST by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: MHGinTN
Hoist with his own petard.
25 posted on 02/11/2013 5:25:49 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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