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Labelling requirements for salt
List of ingredients - salt and salt substitutes


All ingredients, including iodide, and their components must appear in the list of ingredients of table salt.

When used as an ingredient in the manufacture of a food product, the components of salt are not required to appear in the list of ingredients [B.01.009(1), item 20, FDR].

Sea salt(s)

When sea salt (note the singular "salt") is used as an ingredient, the same component exemption provided under B.01.009(1), item 20, of the FDR for salt is applicable to sea salt.

The common name "sea salts" (note the plural "salts") is an acceptable common name for the ingredient list when referring to a mixture of sodium chloride and other mineral salts. A complete component listing is necessary, since it is not exempt under section B.01.009 of the FDR.

Salt substitutes

All ingredients and their components must appear in the list of ingredients of table salt substitutes. This includes the declaration of iodide if present.

When a salt substitute is used as an ingredient in another food, it must be declared by its common name in the list of ingredients. The term "salt substitute" on its own would not be acceptable. However it would be acceptable to declare the additive's function in brackets after the common name, for example, "potassium chloride (salt substitute)".

See List of Ingredients for more information.

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