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The sodium content of processed foods in South Africa during the introduction of mandatory sodium limits.

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Background

In June 2016, the Republic of South Africa introduced legislation for mandatory limits for the upper sodium content permitted in a wide range of processed foods. We assessed the sodium levels of packaged foods in South Africa during the one-year period leading up to the mandatory implementation date of the legislation.

Methods

Data on the nutritional composition of packaged foods was obtained from nutrition information panels on food labels through both...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3390/nu9040404

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Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Nutrients Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
404
Publication date:
2017-04-05
Acceptance date:
2017-04-17
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EISSN:
2072-6643
ISSN:
2072-6643
Pubs id:
pubs:691088
URN:
uri:ffecb872-7ef9-45d5-babf-f122d54844ac
UUID:
uuid:ffecb872-7ef9-45d5-babf-f122d54844ac
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pubs:691088

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