Public Comments Urge FDA to Allow “Potassium Salt” as Alternative Name for “Potassium Chloride” in Food Labeling

Food manufacturers, including Nestle USA and Kraft Heinz, have submitted public comments on FDA’s draft guidance regarding the use of “potassium chloride salt” as an alternative common or usual name for potassium chloride. The comments opposed the use of “potassium chloride salt” and urged the agency to choose “potassium salt,” asserting that the term meets … Continue Reading

NuTek Withdraws “Potassium Salt” Citizen Petition

NuTek Food Science—the company that filed a 2016 citizen petition to obtain FDA permission to label potassium chloride as “potassium salt”—has withdrawn its citizen petition.  The company made its decision based on FDA’s recent issuance of draft guidance authorizing the term “potassium chloride salt” as an alternative name for “potassium chloride” on food labels. NuTek’s … Continue Reading

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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