On behalf of the frozen food industry, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) appreciates the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) efforts to work with the food industry to achieve sodium reduction over the next two and a half years. AFFI has been engaged throughout the policy process, highlighting opportunities and challenges in even small reductions for many food products. Our members have made, and continue to make, strides to reduce the sodium content of their foods by offering a variety of products to meet consumer demands – lower sodium, reduced sodium, lightly salted, and no salt options. While sodium reduction is complex due to its role in food safety and preservation, industry capabilities and importantly, consumer palates, the frozen food industry looks forward to working with FDA to make progress toward these sodium reduction goals.
AFFI Statement on FDA Release of Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals
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