ConAgra Foods, the US food giant, has cut the amount of salt in two of its Healthy Choice soups by 15%.

The company said yesterday (28 September) that the level of sodium in the Chciken Noodle and Chicken with Rice lines would fall from 460mg to 390mg.

“The entire line of Healthy Choice soup has always met the government guideline for healthy sodium levels, which is a maximum of 480 milligrams per serving, and the five new soups contain about 20% less than this amount,” said Jane Anders, vice president for research, quality and innovation at ConAgra.

Meanwhile, ConAgra is introducing three new Healthy Choice soups with 390mg of sodium per one-cup serving. The lines are Cheese Tortellini, Red Beans and Rice, as well as a reformulated Tomato Basil.