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Kraft Foods Plans to Reduce Sodium by 10 Percent by 2012

Good News For Oreo and Velveeta Lovers: Kraft Cutting Sodium

All you Oreo, Velveeta, Philadelphia cream cheese, and Oscar Mayer bologna lovers out there will be pleased to know that Kraft, the maker of all those foods, plans to cut sodium levels in its North American brands by about 10 percent. The reduction will take place over the next two years, which isn't exactly soon, but at least a change is in the air. It's the latest company trying to address health concerns since high blood pressure and other conditions associated with a high sodium diet are so prevalent now. Kraft's president of health and wellness said, "A growing number of consumers are concerned about their sodium intake and we want to help them translate their intentions into actions."

I know many of these products might not be on your weekly grocery list, but tell me, will the decrease in sodium make you think about buying them?

danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Ew. The only Oreo-type cookie I like comes from Trader Joe's, they taste pure and you can actually read the ingredients list. People really need to think before buying, I can't believe some people LIVE off these things. I never feel good after I eat foods like this.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Reducing the sodium content is about the least of what Kraft should be doing to make these foods better. Oreos and Velveeta are still crappy junk foods even if they have a bit less sodium.
EmyJean EmyJean 7 years
Nope, I still won't eat them--Kraft would have to do a lot more than just cut the sodium by 10% to make these products a healthy choice. Just a bite of Velveeta (or anything made with Velveeta) and I feel ill!
ikateme ikateme 7 years
I agree with chloe bella. I won't lie and say I'm a perfect eater, but the unhealthy food I eat is mainly from being stuck at work w/o a packed lunch or too tired to cook, but even then I try to pick the least of the evils. I am pretty conscientious at the grocery store, and I hate how food mega-companies try to trick less conscientious people with gimmicks like this. If it has HCFS and "partially hydrogenated" (but said no trans fat?! ha!), and ingredients that you couldn't find in a kicthen, it's still bad! Of course, companies do the same w/ beauty's organic, but it still has SLS and parabens!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
You know, I love Velveeta. Always have. It doesn't even taste like cheese, and it sure as heck is unhealthy, but I love it.
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 7 years
I do love me some Oreos...but as good as they are, I can't stand the thought of "chemical cookies" with HFCS in them.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
No, I will not eat them. I'm with you chloe bella.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Seriously? They are still processed foods completely devoid of nutritional value. I guess it's admirable that they're reducing sodium, but that's like throwing a deck chair off the Titanic. If someone is genuinely worried about high blood pressure, then bologna and velveeta are the last things they should be eating.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
No, but I'm glad to see the lowering-sodium-phase has caught on. Finally.
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