Sunday, August 18, 2013

American Heart Association sued for certifying salt-laden Campbell's soups as 'heart healthy'

The Associated Press reports a federal lawsuit against the American Heart Association and Campbell's Soup about the AHA's granting of the right to use its "Heart Check" label to Campbell's Soup on soups with 820 milligrams of sodium per can or 410 milligrams per serving (Campbell's so-called "Healthy Request" condensed Chicken Noodle Soup) when the AHA's own website defines "low sodium" as 140 milligrams or less per serving.
The lawsuit states that the AHA's seal of approval misleads people into thinking in that products made by Campbell "possess some cardiovascular benefit not enjoyed by products that have not been certified by the AHA." It states the only difference is that Campbell pays money for the certification.

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