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Allegations about health benefits of Tata Salt misleading, says Tata official

2,July, 2019

The recent allegations made against the purity and health benefits of Tata Salt are totally false and misleading and being made by vested interests. This was stated by a Tata Salt official. India is one among many countries, including the United States of America, the European Union (EU), Australia and New Zealand, that have allowed the use of PFC (potassium ferrocyanide) in salt.
The level allowed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an independent statutory authority, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, is the lowest among these jurisdictions (10mg per kg).
Codex Alimentarius, the most authoritative guidelines on food safety has declared PFC safe for consumption at levels of 14mg 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 a 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 iodisation in India has saved four billion IQ points in the last 25 years.
As one of India’s most trusted brands, Tata Salt prides itself on being a reputed and responsible brand and follows rigorous quality control processes to ensure that a safe, healthy 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.

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