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New FDA Guidance Aims To Drastically Cut Salt In Food Supply

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See ya, salt.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking food manufacturers and restaurants to cut out a bunch of salt in their products.

The goal? To reduce Americans' overall sodium intake by 12% to help prevent heart disease.

The widespread recommendation is expected to cover a wide variety of foods - from chain restaurant meals to processed food on grocery store shelves and even baby food.

Current guidelines recommend that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt).

But the average person in the U.S. has about 3,400 milligrams a day, according to the FDA.

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