Starbucks pledges to reduce salt in their products

April 28th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York City, Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday, that Starbucks has pledged to cut down on the salt in their products. He also said that 15 other companies had joined this endeavor, as part of a national initiative, which has been undertaken by the NYC Mayor. The other participating companies in the ‘National Salt Reduction’ initiative are Au Bon Pain, Boar’s Head, FreshDirect, Goya, Hain Celestial Group, Heinz, Kraft, LiDestri, Mars Food US, McCain Foods, Red Gold,Inc., Subway, Unilever, Uno Chicago Grill and White Rose.

Starbucks said that they would go easy on the salt in their breakfast sandwiches like bacon, Gouda and egg frittata, which currently have 1,050 milligrams of sodium. The ‘National Salt Reduction’ initiative has the goal of reducing salt in the restaurant food and in the packaged food by around 25% over the next five years. The New York City mayor has taken this initiative, because according to the US researchers, if the humans decrease their salt intake by just 10% then they could have a better and a more healthy heart, which would in turn decrease the risks for heart attacks and strokes too. Which would in turn cause some decrease in the $32 billion, that US spends in health-care costs per annum.

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