The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) will hold a joint meeting on approaches to reduce sodium consumption.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the FDA White Oak Campus, The Great Room, Building 31, Room 1503, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993. There will also be an interactive Webcast, with closed captioning.

This meeting is part of a broader effort by FDA and other agencies to obtain comments, data and evidence relevant to the dietary intake of sodium as well as current and emerging approaches designed to promote sodium reduction and is tied to the joint FDA/FSIS September 15, 2011, request for information published in the Federal Register (

The public meeting provides a forum for the agencies to hear directly from participants on the topics raised in the Federal Register notice and will inform possible future action by the agencies.

To register to attend the meeting, webcast or present data at the November 10 meeting, please visit by November 3, 2011, as space is limited.  Written or electronic comments must be submitted by November 29, 2011. 

Source: American Meat Institute