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Webinar on the Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets Draft Guidance

FDA hosted a webinar on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to help the public understand the Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets Draft Guidance, why it’s important, and areas where the agency is seeking comment. The draft guidance will provide the FDA and the food industry with a common system for defining and measuring progress in reducing sodium in the food supply. The FDA is issuing short-term (2 year) and long-term (10 year) draft targets to help the American public gradually reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day.

Webinar Presentation Slides (PPTX: 4M)

Webinar Presentation Video

If you have questions on the webinar, please contact Cathy McDermott, catherine.mcdermott@fda.hhs.gov.  

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction of Speakers/Technical Experts - Moderator Robin McKinnon, Senior Advisor Nutrition Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
  • Significance of FDA’s Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets - Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
  • Overview of the Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets Draft Guidance - Kasey Heinz, Interdisciplinary Scientist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
  • Question & Answers - Moderator Robin McKinnon, Senior Advisor Nutrition Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA 

Video of the Webinar Presentation

Resources

Read and comment on the draft materials.

Learn More About the Draft Guidance

   

Sodium Reduction