Consumers are noticing that food makers are offering more no-salt and low-sodium products. A GMA spokesman said the industry is working with the government and others to help consumers meet recommended dietary guidelines for sodium.
All Safeways in North America will have the PuriCore food-safety system Sterilox installed by the end of next year. The natural sanitizer uses salt, water and electricity to protect food products from infectious pathogens and organisms that cause spoilage, and to enhance the freshness of perishables.
Four of the "most trusted" brands in the China Brand Power Index study were mainland-made, going against the long-held belief that the Chinese prefer overseas goods. Those Chinese brands: Haier (consumer durables), Hearttex (home goods), Tsingtao (alcoholic beverages) and Master Kong (nonalcoholic beverages). Also on the list were foreign brands Olay, Nike, Safeguard and Sony.