MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 29 /CNW/ - Nordica(R) Cottage Cheese is giving Canadians even more good reasons to enjoy its products as part of a healthy lifestyle. The brand is now serving up its entire lineup with 25-30% reduced sodium compared to its original formula, including its 4%, 2%, 1% and Fat Free multi-serve and convenient Single Serve cottage cheese products.
The average Canadian currently consumes 3,400 mg of sodium each day, according to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Health Canada is expected to announce voluntary sodium reduction targets today, intended to bring the average Canadian daily sodium intake down to 2,300 mg by 2016. Health Canada's current recommended adequate daily intake of sodium is 1,500 mg, and no more than 2,300 mg per day.
"Canadians are increasingly conscious of sodium levels in their diet," says Larry Hook, vice president sales and marketing, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited. "By reducing sodium across our entire Nordica(R) Cottage Cheese lineup, we're helping ensure consumers can enjoy the delicious and nutritious cottage cheese products they love, while managing important dietary needs."
Nordica(R) has made this move to reduce sodium content in its formulations in advance of any voluntary sodium reduction targets by Health Canada's Sodium Working Group.
Good for you, just got better
For Canadians, lower sodium also means the Nordica(R) products that were already good for them just got better. Nordica(R) Cottage Cheese products are already an excellent source of vitamin D, as well as a source of vitamin A, calcium and protein. Select Nordica(R) Cottage Cheese products also contain probiotics and prebiotics, which support a healthy digestive system.
The products are now on grocery store shelves across Ontario.
For information about the complete family of Nordica(R) and other Gay Lea(R) products, visit www.gaylea.com.
SOURCE GAY LEA FOODS CO-OPERATIVE LTD.
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