Nestlé has pledged to reduce salt in its productsin compliance with new U.N. dietary guidelines by 2025, according to the Associated Press.
The World Health Organization approved a new guideline earlier this year that said adults should not have more than five grams of salt in a day, which is about 2,000 milligrams of sodium.
This strategy was implemented in order to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, which is a factor for heart attacks and strokes, according to Bloomberg.
Nestlé products affected include soups, noodles, recipe mixes, frozen and chilled meals, and frozen items from brands like Maggi, Buitoni, Stouffer’s and DiGiorno.
In 2012, Nestlé said that their recipes contained 14,043 fewer tons of salt than in 2005. The sodium level in Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese has been cut by almost 15 percent.
Nestlé is working with Chromocell Corp, a life-sciences company in the U.S., to find other alternative compounds to salt that won’t make their products taste bland.
Clearly, they are on the road to something good.