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Salt Quality

EUsalt supports the Standard for Food Grade Salt issued by the Codex Alimentarius. This standard applies to salt used as an ingredient of food, both for direct sale to the consumer and for food manufacture. It applies also to salt used as a carrier of food additives and/or nutrients.

Link to the Codex Alimentarius: Standard for Food Grade Salt: CODEX STAN 150-1985.

In addition, EUsalt has worked on analytical standards for salt, which are also referred to in the Codex Standard for Food Grade Salt. For this purpose, series of inter-lab ring tests on salt have been carried out on EUsalt's initiative. Each analytical standard focuses on the determination of various substances and contaminants in salt. Participation in those inter-lab studies is subject to approval by the EUsalt secretariat. All analytical standards are freely available for download.