FDA proposes changing name of a healthier alternative to sodium

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By Erika Edwards

Coming soon to a food label near you: a more palatable name for a healthy alternative to sodium.

The Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance Friday that would allow manufacturers to change the name of “potassium chloride” on ingredient labels to “potassium chloride salt.”

“When salt is added to packaged foods, it is primarily sodium chloride, which is commonly referred to as ‘salt’ on ingredient labels,” the FDA said in a statement.