Food Yearly monitoring in The Netherlands, big differences in salt content in everyday foods
Published: Monday, May 4th, 2015

According to the Dutch consumer association are many food products in the supermarket still too salty. This association, in addition to the Heart Foundation and Kidney Foundation, working together with the food industry to reduce the salt content in many foods. Not only does the Consumers’ Association annually examines the salinity in the food, the Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) monitors since 2009 annually the level of salt (sodium chloride) in various foods. The NVWA finds a drop of salt in foods, but it is not enough.
The Dutch get 9 grams of salt a day on average through, for example meat and bread, while only 1 gram need and more than 6 grams is even bad. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Hence, calls for a salt poorer diet.
As a perfect salt substitute in the food the K + S KALI GmbH offer to potassium chloride food grade product under the product name KaliSel. Many food producers replace sodium now for KaliSel to their satisfaction.