Boston Market cutting salt

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2012/08/22 08:17:21 (permalink)

Boston Market cutting salt

Boston Market is reportedly pulling salt shakers off its tables and plans to reduce sodium levels in some of its food.
The restaurant chain will start by taking salt shakers off of the tables at its 476 locations, USA Today reports.
The Golden, Colo. based company said it plans to reduce the amount of sodium in three of its dishes -- rotisserie chicken, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes -- by 20 percent in the next six months.  All of its dishes would have 15% less sodium in the coming years.
According to the Boston Market nutritional information on its website, half of a rotisserie chicken currently contains 1380 mg of sodium.  A large portion of meatloaf has 1640 mg of sodium.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that adults in general should consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day.
Not all consumers were happy with the news.  Several people complained on the company's Facebook page.  One saying, "Boston market, the new Nanny State of Restaurants."

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