Suit: Campbell’s, Heart Organization Misled Consumers Over Salt Content In Soup

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — People trying to watch their salt intake know it’s tough to figure out what is good or bad to eat sometimes.

But you’d think food products with the American Heart Association’s “Heart Check” endorsement would be good for you, right?

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports you might be surprised.

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Campbell’s soup cans with the “Heart Check” certification have 410 mg of salt per serving for their “Healthy Choice Soup.”

“It’s not heart healthy in terms of sodium, absolutely not,” says Dr. Christy Tangney, a nutritionist at Rush University Medical Center.

Shoppers were surprised as well when Zekman showed them the sodium content listed on the label on the back of the can.

“Wow,” said Daniel Savage, who has to watch his sodium intake because of a medical condition. “Four hundred and ten milligrams. That’s terrible.”

The 410 mg of sodium per serving is…

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