“Pass less salt and when you pass it, make it potassium salt”


In an article recently published in The Hill, author Dr Thomas Frieden (President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives) discusses the petition to the FDA to change potassium salt labelling regulations. Currently, the FDA requires companies to list potassium salt as “potassium chloride salt”. Frieden suggests that this could discourage people from purchasing the product as it may be interpreted as an undesirable substance. Frieden describes how a range of food industry lobbyists, consumer advocates and public health experts have requested that the FDA allow the terminology “potassium salt” on food labels.  It is expected that the FDA will announce their decision in the coming months. Read the full article here.