The FDA offers a draft guidance for industry titled, “The Use of an Alternate Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling.” When finalized, the guidance will explain the agency’s intent to exercise enforcement discretion for the declaration of the name “potassium chloride salt” as an alternative to “potassium chloride,” in the ingredient statement on the labels of foods that contain potassium chloride as an ingredient. 

FDA intends to exercise this enforcement discretion to provide industry with greater flexibility when labeling food products, including those formulated to reduce sodium content. This enforcement discretion may result in manufacturers using potassium chloride as a substitute ingredient for sodium chloride (i.e., salt). 

Electronic or written comments should be submitted by July 19, 2019, to ensure consideration before the agency begins work on the final version of the guidance.

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