Sodium has also been on the radar in foodservice establishments, to the point that McCormick for Chefs has introduced a full line of entrée seasoning mixes with 500mg of sodium or less per package recipe serving. The company notes the move is in response to statistics indicating more than 53% of consumers are concerned with the amount of salt/sodium in their diet; furthermore, some 69% of foodservice operators have lowered or plan to lower sodium in what they regard as “key menu items.”

The new line is designed for foodservice chefs and operators and promises no artificial flavors or colors, 0g of trans fats per serving and no additional monosodium glutamate. The range includes seasoning mixes for chili, fajitas, Mexican rice, Sloppy Joes, spaghetti sauce and tacos. It also has been formulated to meet the USDA’s Nutrition Standards for sodium guideline amounts in school lunches for 2014-2015, as well as at the strictest level (planned for implementation for the 2022-2023 school year).