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Kraft to reduce sodium across portfolio

Kraft Foods has announced plans to reduce sodium by an average of 10 percent across its portfolio over the next two years. Under the plan, sodium in Easy Mac Cups will be reduced by 20 percent and Oscar Mayer Bologna will undergo a 17 percent reduction.

"We are reducing sodium because it’s good for consumers and, if done properly, it’s good for business," said Rhonda Jordan, president, Health & Wellness, Kraft Foods, in a statement issued on 17 March. "A growing number of consumers are concerned about their sodium intake and we want to help them translate their intentions into actions."

Meanwhile, PepsiCo has announced plans to adopt a new global policy to stop sales of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012. The policy will apply in all countries outside the US.