FDA extends comment period on sodium reduction guidance

The FDA received eight requests from industry trade associations to extend both comment periods.

On August 18, FDA announced an extension for the two comment periods for draft guidance to industry on the 2-year and 10-year sodium reduction targets, based on eight requests from trade associations.

The draft short-term (2-year) targets seek to decrease sodium intake to about 3,000 mg per day. The long-term (10-year) targets seek to reduce sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. The targets, which cover nearly 150 food categories, are intended to complement many existing effor

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