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06 Dec 2018
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Label v. Lab: How do sodium values compare?

A study by Ahuja et al compared the sodium values on product labels with laboratory values of popular sodium-contributing foods in the US. The comparative analysis of 114 foods (1,390 composites, consisting of one or more samples of the same food) showed that a majority of label and laboratory values were in agreement. Periodic monitoring can help establish label validity and inform the correction of discrepancies identified in products.

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