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FDA Extends Comment Period for Guidance on Alternative Name of Potassium Chloride.

Friday, July 19, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

FDA is extending the comment period for the draft guidance entitled, "The Use of an Alternate Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling." Electronic and written comments will now be accepted until Sept. 17, 2019. The original draft guidance was posted in the Federal Register on May 20, 2019 and had an initial comment period that lasted until July 19, 2019. The guidance states that its purpose is to advise food manufacturers of FDA's intent to exercise enforcement discretion for declaration of the name "potassium chloride salt" in the ingredient statement on food labels as an alternative to the common or usual name "potassium chloride." The Meat Institute plans to submit comments. Contact Susan Backus for additional information.

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