U.S. Agencies Convene Public Meeting to Target Ways of Reducing Sodium Consumption
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Agricultural Research Service, and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion have announced a public meeting to discuss approaches to reduce sodium consumption. The November 10, 2011, public meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland, will provide a forum for the agencies to hear directly from interested parties and will help inform possible future regulation. Comments are requested by November 29. FDA and FSIS had previously requested “comments, data, and evidence relevant to the dietary intake of sodium as well as current and emerging approaches designed to promote sodium reduction.” Additional details about the open dockets on dietary sodium intake appear in Issue 409 of this Update. See Federal Register, October 12, 2011.