CSPI Comment on Draft Guidance re: Use of an Alternative Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling


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.