The American Heart Association has called for reinforcements in its battle to decrease sodium amounts in food, turning to a Washington law firm as its first outside lobbying shop since 2008.
Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz is helping draft "a strategic plan to work with food companies interested in [reducing] sodium content of their products," according to lobbying registration paperwork filed with Congress on Tuesday. Firm principal Bruce Silverglade, who handles matters that include nutrition policy and food labeling, is handling the account.
Silverglade didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Association spokeswoman Retha Sherrod didn't have an immediate comment.