SUPPLIER PERSPECTIVES SALT SAFETY INSIGHTS
All is not Rosy
with Himalayan Salt.
processors, and wholesalers
are often unaware that their
salt contains unwanted impurities. The worst offenders are
importers that sell unprocessed
There is a loophole that many
in unscrupulous importers use to
sell salt that is not food grade and
will never be properly cleaned or
It’s reasonable to believe ev-
ery container of salt contains
just what’s on the label. It’s even
more reasonable to believe that,
in today’s food-safety conscious
world, the salt we buy — and put
in and on our food — is pure, safe,
and has gone through rigorous
Consumers, restaurants, food
inspected before it is delivered to
your facility. This is because salt
can come into the country with,
at most, a glancing inspection as a
bulk ingredient destined for further
processing but never receives the
proper and necessary processing.
The salt on your store shelf, in your
facility or in your private label
product could contain contaminants from rocks/clay to metal
bits to other foreign matter.
Most importers do not know how
to properly clean their Himalayan
salt and are not in compliance
with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) safety and quality
standards. Some of it is downright
filthy. Often, such impurities are
readily detectable by the naked eye
with opaque and off-color bits of
Pure Himalayan salt is a beautiful
rosy pink salt, found in only Pakistan, and boasts a delicate flavor. It
contains important trace minerals,
including calcium, potassium, and
magnesium. Correctly processed
high-quality Himalayan salt will be
in a narrow range of colors from
clear, white, pale rose to brick red.
Himalayan salt that contains
foreign material is much more
susceptible to a recall. It is the
buyer’s responsibility to be aware of
exactly what is in their salt. When
buying Himalayan salt, be vigilant,
be aware and ask questions. Take a
close look at the salt – Is it clean?
Is it food grade?
You and your customers deserve
the cleanest, purest, and safest
Salt Works® is the largest and
most trusted source for Optically
Clean® Himalayan salt, perfecting
over 30 million pounds in the last
15 years. The company’s Ancient
Ocean® Himalayan salt is the
cleanest, most rigidly and thoroughly inspected salt available in
the world. You and your customers
deserve the cleanest, purest, and
safest salt possible.
Salt is salt, right? Think again.
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for a FREE Technical Sample Kit!
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Himalayan Salt available
Questions to ask Your Salt Supplier
1. Is their Himalayan salt processed in Pakistan or the U.S.?
2. Are they registered with the FDA and in compliance with
new FSMA regulations?
3. Is their salt Organic Compliant?
4. Is the facility third-party audited and by what certifying body?
5. What other food safety certifications do they hold?
Himalayan Pink Salt:
in Retail Jars:
ACTUAL STORE BOUGHT JAR COMPARISON
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