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Tata Salt is safe for consumption6 months ago Tata Salt
Tata Salt among India’s most trusted brands, is safe for consumption
The recent allegations made against the purity and health benefits of Tata Salt are totally false and misleading and being made by vested interests. India is one among many countries including the United States of America, European Union, Australia and New Zealand that have allowed the use of Potassium Ferrocyanide in salt. The level allowed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an independent statutory authority, under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India is the lowest among these jurisdictions (10 mg per kg). Codex Alimentarius, the most authoritative guidelines on food safety has declared PFC safe for consumption at levels of 14 mg per kg. The use of PFC is allowed in salt and is safe and harmless to the human body when consumed as per approved levels. This is clearly declared in the list of Tata Salt ingredients in a manner prescribed by the regulations.
Iodine is another essential micronutrient that is required in a small quantity by the body, every single day. As part of the Government of India’s efforts to address the issue of micronutrient deficiency in the country and tackle Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD), Tata Salt has partnered with the government in this initiative from the year 1983, and played a pivotal role in the battle against iodine deficiency. According to FSSAI, adequate salt iodization in India has saved 4 billion IQ points in the last 25 years.
As one of India’s most trusted brand, Tata Salt prides itself on being a reputed and responsible brand and follows a rigorous quality control processes to ensure that a safe, heathy and high-quality product is delivered to consumers. This not only includes quality control at the manufacturing location, but also strict quality control in distribution and product quality.
Important links for your reference:
Reference links regarding the safety of Potassium Ferrocyanide, and its permitted use across the world.
- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.(Food Safety Standards Regulation, page no. 665)
- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. (Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction of Sales) Regulation, 2011, 2.3.12 Prohibition and Restriction on sale of certain products, page no 4.)
- Indian Journal of Medical Research – (carried on National Center for Biotechnology Information website) Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) control in India
- World Health Organisation (WHO) (Joint FAO/ WHO Expert committee on Food additive, page no. 35)
- United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA): (USFDA, 21 CFR, Part 172.490 - yellow prussiate of soda (sodium ferrocyanide decahydrate)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO) CODEX Alimentarius: (Source: CODEX STAN 192-1995, Codex Alimentarius, page no. 139)
- European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): (Source: Scientific opinion, EFSA journal, Re-evaluation of sodium ferrocyanide (E 535), potassium ferrocyanide (E 536) and calcium ferrocyanide (E 538) as food additives, Assessment 3, section 3.2 Table 2, page no. 13)
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) (Source: FSANZ, Schedule 15 Substances that may be used as food additives, page no. 15)
- Chinese Standards for Food Additives (page no. 99 – Use of Potassium ferrocyanide, sodium ferrocyanide in Salt and Salt Substitute)
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