DINUBA, Calif. – Ruiz Foods Inc. is partnering with the National Sodium Reduction Initiative (NSRI) as part of the company’s strategy to reduce sodium levels. So far, the company’s line of El Monterey Family Pack Burritos and Chimichangas, are already within the 2012 guidelines, the company said.

“While we have made considerable advances in lowering the sodium content in our products prior to our partnership with the NSRI’s initiatives, we have established a sodium reduction plan for our remaining 200 plus sku’s that aligns with the NSRI goals for 2012” said Bryce Ruiz, president and CEO.

NSRI, a public-private partnership of more than 65 state and local health authorities and national health organizations and more than 20 food manufacturers and restaurants in US, has set a goal to reduce Americans’ sodium intake by 20% over five years by lowering the sodium in packaged and restaurant food.

Ruiz Foods processes El Monterey brand frozen Mexican foods and Tornados brand frozen snack foods.