High-Sodium Foods


A package of this Banquet Turkey Meal has 1,460 mg of sodium.

Examples of packaged foods and commercially prepared restaurant and fast foods that exceed the Food and Drug Administration's proposed maximum sodium levels.

The voluntary sodium reduction targets drafted by the FDA outline maximum sodium levels for 150 categories of commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods. The examples below represent packaged food products and fast food service menu items that exceed both the 2- and 10-year maximum sodium levels for the designated category. Companies should pursue these short- and long-term targets and reduce the sodium in their products, such as those outlined below, to improve the public’s health.