Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked food manufacturers and restaurant chains across the country to cut the amount of salt in their products. Now, these 16 companies have pledged to do so – Au Bon Pain, Boar’s Head, FreshDirect, Goya, Hain Celestial, Heinz, Kraft, LiDestri, Mars Food, McCain Foods, Red Gold, Starbucks, Subway, Unilever, Uno Chicago Grill and White Rose.

The goal of the NYC-led National Salt Reduction Initiative is to reduce sodium by 25-percent in packaged and restaurant foods by 2014.