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FDA to Control Salt Intake, Not Aspartame or High Fructose Corn Syrup

Salt  is a natural food and necessary for health, so of course the FDA plans to keep a close eye on it. Aspartame and high fructose corn syrup, however, will not be regulated at all.


The FDA has sponsored an Institute of Medicine report which asked them to focus on strategies for limiting salt intake. The IOM's report recommends that:


“... the FDA set mandatory national standards for the sodium content in foods -- not banning outright the addition of salt to foods but beginning the process of reducing excess sodium in processed foods and menu items to a safer level.