NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that 21 of 24 restaurants and packaged food companies that accepted the challenge to reduce sodium have hit one or more of their targets.
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“Eighty percent of the salt we eat comes not from your salt shaker but from packaged and restaurant foods,” said Bloomberg.
“The problem is not the salt on the table, the problem is the salt on the label,” New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley added.