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FDA, FSIS Extend Deadline for Comments and Data on Sodium Intake and Reduction Strategies

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are extending the comment period to January 27, 2012, for the notice entitled, "Approaches to Reducing Sodium Consumption; Establishment of Dockets; Request for Comments, Data, and Information." The notice appeared in the Federal Register of September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57050).

In that notice, FDA and FSIS requested comments on research, data and other information that will better inform both agencies about current and emerging practices by the private sector regarding sodium reduction in foods; current consumer understanding of the role of sodium in hypertension and other chronic illnesses; sodium consumption practices; motivation and barriers in reducing sodium in consumers' food intakes; and issues associated with the development of targets for sodium reduction in foods to promote reduction in excess sodium intake.

Submit electronic comments and data and information to http://www.regulations.gov/.

For more information, go to http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-30865_PI.pdf.

 

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