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Food grade salt (sodium chloride) (HS code(s): 2501); (ICS code(s): 67.220)

SI 411 - Food grade salt (sodium chloride); (15 page(s), in Hebrew), (8 page(s), in English)

Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 411, dealing with food-grade salt. This draft revision adopts the Codex Alimentarius Standard Codex Stan 150-1985 (Adopted in 1985; Revised in 1997; 2012. Amended in 1999; 2001; 2006). The proposed standard includes a few national deviations appearing in the standard's Hebrew section, as follows:

·        Adds a new section 1a. dealing with normative references;

·        Replaces section 2 dealing with description;

·        Adds a new requirement to the minimum NaCl content appearing in section 3.1;

·        Changes section 3.4 dealing with iodization of food-grade salt;

·        Adds a new section 3.5 dealing with salt enrichment with food nutrients other than iodine;

·        Changes section 4, food additives, and requires compliance with national regulations;

·        Changes section 5, contaminants, and requires compliance with an official document issued by Israel's MOH;

·        Changes section 6, food hygiene, and requires compliance with national laws;

·        Changes the labeling requirements detailed in section 7 and in its sub-sections;

·        Adds new packaging requirements to sub-section 8.1;

·        Deletes sub-section 8.2.;

·        Adds a clarification about the allowed test method to section 9.

The major differences between the old version and this new revised draft standard are as follow:

·        Applies also to iodine-enriched salt;

·        Changes the minimum NaCl content;

·        Updates the test methods.

All sections of the proposed standard will be declared mandatory at the entry into force of this revision. Both the old and new standards will apply from entry into force of this revision for at least two years. During this time products may be tested according to the old or the new revised standard.