MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills here has committed to reduce sodium in 600 SKUs over five years, it announced Tuesday.
It will cut salt by 20% across multiple categories. The manufacturer has already reduced the sodium in both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios by 16%; select Progresso soups by 25%; and across the Chex Snack mix line 36%.
Its announcement follows similar commitments by other CPG companies. In October, ConAgra pledged to reduce sodium by 20% across its portfolio by 2015. Last month, Kraft Foods announced plans to cut sodium levels by 10% across its products over the next two years.
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