|Liaison with Industry|
Members: Ricardo Uauy (leader), Simon Barquera, Tito Pizarro, Mary L'Abbé, Marcelo Tavella, Darwin Labarthe, Sonia Angell.
The Industry team is a working subgroup of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular disease prevention through dietary salt reduction that serves as the primary source for evidence-based policies. The subgroup was established during the launch of the Initiative on 9-12 September 2009, at the PAHO HQ, Washington, D.C.
The following 6-, 10- and 24-months markers were set by the group to be accomplished over the 2 years:
At 6 Months:
At 10 Months:
At 24 Months:
- Develop a legislative or regulatory framework
- Provide information on salt substitutes and taste substitution and enhancement
- Formulate the position on the safety of salt as a food additive and the safety of high salt content foods
- Monitor for unintended consequences of lowering sodium in foods (e.g. raised levels of sugars)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization