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ConAgra reduces sodium in products


December 7, 2007
By Bakers Journal

December 7, 2007 – ConAgra Foods says it has removed almost three million pounds of sodium
from its products, without changing the way they taste. The company
says it will continue to look at ways of cutting back on the amount of
salt in the products it makes.

December 7, 2007 – ConAgra Foods says it has removed almost three million pounds of sodium from its products, without changing the way they taste. The company says it will continue to look at ways of cutting back on the amount of salt in the products it makes.
“Over the past several years, we have focused our efforts on improving the nutritional profile of many of our foods,” says Dr Al Bolles, executive vice president, research, quality and innovation. “This focus enabled us to reduce sodium by 15 per cent 20 per cent without compromising the great taste of the product.”
Bolles says ConAgra is also working on other technologies to further reduce the sodium in its products, adding the company has already accomplished this goal with its microwave popcorn.
“We are now refining that breakthrough ingredient and developing others so that we can continue to meet consumer demand for great-tasting, lower sodium foods.”