FDA Has Not Decided About Regulating Salt

The Food and Drug Administration refuted a Washington Post report that said it will adopt the Institute of Medicine's recommendations to set legal limits on sodium, rather than rely on voluntary efforts, as a way to prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration refuted a Washington Post report that said it will adopt the Institute of Medicine's recommendations to set legal limits on sodium, rather than rely on voluntary efforts, as a way to prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually.

“A story in today’s Washington Post leaves a mistaken impression that the FDA has begun the process of regulating the amount of sodium in foods,” said the statement. “The FDA is not currently work

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