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Sodium vs Salt: Nutritional Facts Labeling Update

The FDA is allowing for label changes for sodium substitutes.

The goal is to improve public health as sodium consumption continues to be above recommended intakes in the United States. 

Manufacturers are formulating products to reduce sodium content by using potassium chloride as a substitute ingredient for some sodium chloride. 

So, the FDA has taken a logical and bold step for labeling requirements. 

The FDA is allowing the name “potassium salt” in the ingredient statement on food labels as an alternative to the common or usual name “potassium chloride.” 

The aim is to encourage purchase of these substitutes and reduce the overall consumption of sodium and to provide the food and beverage industry with greater flexibility when labeling their products.

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