WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing here yesterday to determine whether or how to limit or otherwise reduce the salt content in processed foods. Among those testifying was Robert Earl, senior director of nutrition policy for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. “There is absolutely no reason for the FDA to revoke the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of salt,” he said in a statement. “GMA and its food industry members are committed to ...

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