Stories tagged: salt
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Icy winter pushes WSDOT’s road salt budget into the red
Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
FDA issues new guidelines on salt, pressuring food industry
The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Worth their salt: Rathdrum couple brings ocean’s tang inland
Clint and Cheryl Bower sell aromatic salts that are harvested in the mid Pacific and packaged in Rathdrum.
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Ask Doctor K: Keep salt intake low for heart health
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high blood pressure, and my doctor advised me to cut back on salt. Can you explain how salt affects blood pressure? DEAR READER: Blood pressure …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
The Rock Doc: Researchers hunt for road salt alternatives
As you watch the falling snow, do you marvel at the beauty of the scene or dread driving to work on icy pavement? Most of our nation’s roads get at …
Wed., June 16, 2010
New dietary guidelines reduce salt
WASHINGTON – The Department of Agriculture, as it does every five years, issued new guidelines for improving the nation’s diet on Tuesday, but the main recommendations were steps that Americans …
Tue., June 1, 2010
Softening effects of salt
NEW YORK – Beach beauty has an almost endless appeal – a little sun, a little surf, a little sand, a little salt. That’s right, salt. While there’s an ongoing …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Report urges FDA to get strict on salt
WASHINGTON – Too much salt is hidden in Americans’ food, and regulators plan to work with manufacturers to cut back – but the government isn’t ready to go along with …
Tue., April 20, 2010, 11:43 a.m.
Report: FDA should force rollback in salty foods
The Food and Drug Administration says it will consider a new call Tuesday to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products — but don’t expect …