February 24/Los Angeles Times -- Campbell Soup Co. said it was reducing the sodium in 48 soups to meet government criteria for healthy foods.

The 36 ready-to-serve soups and 12 condensed soups for children will have 480 milligrams of sodium per serving. That reduces the sodium in the children's soups by one-fifth, the Camden, N.J.-based company said.

Campbell also said it would increase its soup prices by 5% because of the rising cost of wheat. The company will also raise the price of its Prego spaghetti sauces and V8 juices.

From the March 3, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash