General Mills to Cut Sodium in ProductsGeneral Mills Inc. says it will cut the amount of sodium by 20 percent in a number of its cereals, soups, snacks and other products by 2015.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - General Mills Inc. says it will cut the
amount of sodium by 20 percent in a number of its cereals, soups,
snacks and other products by 2015.
General Mills, which makes foods such as Cheerios cereal and
Progresso soup, is the latest of several major food makers to
reduce the salt in its foods as regulators and consumers push for
The company, based in Minneapolis, said Tuesday that the
reductions will affect about 600 items - roughly 40 percent of its
Health experts say Americans eat too much salt, the vast
majority of it in processed food. That excess is dangerous because
salt contributes to high blood pressure, which can lead to stroke,
kidney disease, heart disease or heart failure.