Jamie Oliver catalyzed Congress to remove salt?
I just made it up, sort of. Would you not like to get the names of all of the living members of management at the Food and Drug Administration and make them work in salt mines the rest of their lives? What were they doing permitting food processing companies adding all of that salt? Not to mention the sugar! I think they were fattening us up for slaughter by means of hyperactivity and hypertension. They have no credibility what with changing food groups and pyramids and such.
Why did congress act so fast on this? Revenge. They are all on heart medicine, have kidney problems, and are living on Flomax for correction. No more salt.
“Fast action to limit salt in processed foods pushed by Sen. Harkin, Rep. DeLauro
By Lyndsey Layton
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Two members of Congress urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to move quickly to limit the amount of salt in processed foods, calling the matter a "public health crisis" that demanded a swift response from government.
"I understand they want to do it in a phased kind of a deal, but I don't want it to be too long," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. "This is crying out for change that's long overdue."
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) agreed, saying in a conference call with Harkin and reporters: "I don't want this to take 10 years. . . . This is a public health crisis."
Their comments came after the release Tuesday of a report of experts, convened by the Institute of Medicine, that found that most Americans are consuming dangerous levels of sodium and that voluntary efforts by the food industry to reduce salt have failed. The report recommended that the FDA immediately launch efforts to limit salt levels over a period of years to allow consumers to adjust to less salty food.”