Soda Tax Dead; Companies Volunteer Salt Cuts

• Mayor Nutter’s proposed soda tax appears to be dead following last week’s closed-door City Council meetings. [Inquirer]

• Sixteen food companies, including Heinz, Starbucks, and Subway have voluntarily agreed to cut salt in their products nationwide as part of New York City mayor Bloomberg’s push to trim Americans’ salt consumption. [WSJ]

• Early research findings suggest that the Double Down may be weakening KFC’s brand perception among consumers. [NRN]

• Canada will get its own version of Top Chef next spring. [Calgary Herald via Eater]

• French colleges may soon add wine education classes. [Time]

• Salt comes from surprising sources — three Oreos, for example, account for eleven percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance. [NYT]

• The creator of YouTube’s Annoying Orange is seeking a television deal. [WSJ]

Soda Tax Dead; Companies Volunteer Salt Cuts