August 19, 2016
Submitted Electronically Via Regulations.gov
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-P-1826; Citizen Petition from NuTek Food Science LLC
The Salt Institute is writing to express its strong opposition to the citizen petition submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the agency recognize “potassium salt” as an alternative common or usual name for “potassium chloride.” The Salt Institute is a North American based, non-profit trade association dedicated to advocating the many benefits of salt, particularly as related to nutrition. The Salt Institute is dedicated to adherence to sound science as it seeks to improve the knowledge of the many ways salt can benefit individuals and the environment.
We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the citizen petition. In the following comments, we ask the agency to reject the citizen petition and maintain the longstanding common or usual names for “salt” and “potassium chloride.” We believe such an outcome will minimize consumer confusion, will maintain transparency in ingredient labeling, and is mandated by the statutory and regulatory provisions governing the common or usual names for ingredients.
Read the full comment here.
Salt Institute Response to Citizen Petition from NuTek