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New Global Sodium Benchmarks for Different Food Categories

May 5, 2021

New Global Sodium Benchmarks for Different Food Categories

We supported the launch of WHO's new Global Sodium Benchmarks for Different Food Categories . The benchmarks are a guide for countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in 18 categories of processed foods, which are a primary or rapidly increasing source of sodium in many countries. This is an important step toward meeting WHO's goal of 30% reduction in global salt/sodium intake by 2025.