CWT-Assisted Exports Continue to GrowFebruary 02, 2012
USDA Releases Final Nutrition Standards for School MealsFebruary 03, 2012
Animal Agriculture Conference to Address Resources and RegulationsFebruary 03, 2012
Department of Labor to Withdraw Portions of Proposed Child Labor Rule ChangesFebruary 03, 2012
House Committee Rejects Truck Weight Reform LegislationFebruary 03, 2012
EU Somatic Cell Count Dairy Certification Program FAQs AvailableFebruary 03, 2012
NMPF Comments on Approaches to Reducing Sodium ConsumptionFebruary 03, 2012
In September 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requested public comments, data and information relevant to the dietary intake of sodium and current approaches to promote sodium reduction. They are considering ways to promote gradual, achievable and sustainable reduction of sodium intake over time.
NMPF submitted comments last week, which highlighted:
- The benefits of multiple interventions (including weight loss, physical activity, and diet) in reducing hypertension, rather than reduction of sodium consumption alone;
- The multiple roles of sodium in cheese manufacture, the technological challenges in replacing sodium in cheese, and the labeling challenges with reducing sodium in cheese;
- The voluntary and proactive efforts of the dairy industry to reduce sodium in cheese. NMPF urged FDA to avoid federal restrictions on sodium content in foods.
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Briczinski.
USDEC and NMPF Raise Concerns about Impact Reorganization Proposals on Trade Policy, Food Safety AgenciesFebruary 03, 2012
NMPF Urges Greater Accountability by Commodity BrokersFebruary 03, 2012
Addition of Butter Increases CWT Export VolumeFebruary 03, 2012