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Proposal requires manufacturer to notify level of sodium in food packaging

Manufacturer shall inform the level of salt in the product is low, medium or high and include warnings about damage

 
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Mr Mello Jorginho (PSDB-SC) author of Bill 4452/12
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Mr Mello Jorginho (PSDB-SC) author of Bill 4452/12

If approved, the bill Jorginho Mr Melo, the PSDB of Santa Catarina, which is being processed in Congress, will change the guidelines on the labels of processed foods.

Manufacturers will be required to specify the amount of salt that is ingested by the consumer, ie, the label must state whether the sodium level is low, medium or high and contain a warning about the dangers of excessive consumption of the product.

According to the project justification, excess sodium causes hypertension, headaches and even respiratory arrest. Unfortunately consumers end up not being aware of what happens, and many food manufacturers add much larger amount of sodium to their products than we really need, argues.

According Mello, American Heart Association data show that 75% of the current daily salt intake of processed foods and have no natural sources.

The project, which was appended to PL 3893/12, will be conclusively analyzed by committees of Consumer Protection, Family and Social Security and the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship.

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