Nestl� S. A. said Thursday that it will increase the number of foods and beverages in its global portfolio that fit into a diet containing less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day, the World Health Organization's recommended target. That would be less than the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation of 2,300 milligrams per day. Currently 43% of the company's foods meet this target. Between 2005 and 2012, Nestl� reduced sodium in its products by 22.7%, and further reduced the sodium level by 8% since 2013. Nestl� shares are inactive in premarket trading, but down 5.4% for the year to date. The S&P 500 is up 0.4% for the same period.
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