Health Canada Urged to Allow the Term “Potassium Salt” on Food Labels

In a letter to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a number of health advocacy groups, food manufacturers, and food retailers have urged regulators to allow “potassium salt” to be used as a permitted synonym for potassium chloride on food labels.  As reported by FoodNavigator, the group argued that the addition of … Continue Reading

Campbell Soup and Others Support Petition to Allow the Term ‘Potassium Salt’ on Ingredient Labels

As reported on this blog previously, comments on a citizen petition from NuTek Food Science, LLC requesting that FDA recognize “potassium salt” as an alternate name for potassium chloride were due last month. Campbell Soup Company and more than 15 other companies and organizations submitted comments supporting the petition. Among the reasons provided by the … Continue Reading

Salty Situation: Salt Institute Slams “Potassium Salt” Petition

FDA’s approval of a “potassium salt” citizen petition could represent a potential windfall for potassium chloride manufacturers while assisting food companies in complying with FDA’s goal of reducing sodium consumption.   On June 26, 2016, NuTek Food Science, LLC petitioned FDA to recognize “potassium salt” as an alternate name for potassium chloride, noting that although potassium … Continue Reading

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