CSPI comment on draft guidance re: Use of an alternative name for potassium chloride in food labeling

Tell FDA not to give potassium a bad name!

CSPI supports the declaration of the name “potassium salt” in the ingredient statement as an alternative to the name “potassium chloride,” for the following reasons:
• “Potassium salt” is recognized as a common or usual name for potassium chloride to at least the same degree as “potassium chloride salt”;
• Allowing “potassium salt” is likely to increase potassium chloride and decrease sodium chloride in the food supply, resulting in public health benefits; and
• Consumers are not likely to confuse “potassium salt” with sodium chloride or other potassium-containing salts.

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