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EU Conclusion on Himalayan Black Salt

Earlier this month, European regulators determined that Himalayan black salt, also known as Kala namak, sanchal, or black lava salt, is not a novel food.  Black sea salt is rock salt that is heated together with Harad seeds (Teminalia chebula) until it melts, after which the plant material undergoes carbonization.  Its inclusion in the Austrian Food Code as a “special salt”  and non-novel classification is based on available information from a competent authority of the United Kingdom confirming that Kala namak had a history of use in foods prior to May 1997.

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Also check: WHO Recommends Limit Values for Salt Content in Food

Posted on 2 July 2021