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Does Table Salt Contain Cyanide – Research proven

"RTI applications show that none of the big salt manufacturers have applied for testing or licensing with the FSSAI, which - on its part - has been unambiguous on how refined salt is produced. Moreover, food testing labs in the country are not equipped to measure the quantity of cyanide in salt,

Your table salt contains cyanide!!

Recently a US lab report revealed shocking news that the premium brands that sell the proceeded iodized salt in India like the TATA , contains some timing quite disturbing,  the carcinogenic and harmful components like potassium ferrocyanide.

According to Shiv Shankar Gupta, Chairman of Godhum Grains & Farms Products, the test by American West Analytical Laboratories has revealed that potassium ferrocyanide levels are an alarmingly high in Sambhar Refined Salt at 4.71 mg/kg, at 1.85 mg/kg in Tata Salt and 1.90 mg/kg in Tata Salt Lite.

The potassium ferrocyanide is a potent deadly poison, that has been used in many salt companies Gupta says.

“To rid salt of harmful substances, expose corrupt practices by the salt industry and help provide healthy and safe natural variants of salt to the masses”.

Leading companies in the edible salt manufacturing industry simply repackage industrial waste laden with hazardous chemicals like iodine and cyanide and market it as packaged edible salt, making people vulnerable to diseases like cancer, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, impotence, obesity, kidney failures etc,” he had told this to the media

He accused the company of their harmful doings “dangerous and undisclosed processes such as bleaching, adding a plethora of dangerous chemicals like iodine and cyanide to ‘refine’ the salt”.

Also told that the poisonous substance is used along with the iodine which added artificially to the natural salt.

He said that the country’s natural salt industry – spread across Gujarat’s Kutch, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – has been systematically destroyed by successive governments which hailed “iodized salt” as a healthy alternative.

“RTI applications show that none of the big salt manufacturers have applied for testing or licensing with the FSSAI, which – on its part – has been unambiguous on how refined salt is produced. Moreover, food testing labs in the country are not equipped to measure the quantity of cyanide in salt,” he claimed.

“Declaring salt from these salt pans, which is naturally suited for human consumption, as inedible is one of the biggest scams in post-Independent India. This is one of the worst cases of corporate greed and corruption with the livelihood of workers in the indigenous salt industry at stake,” Gupta claimed.

A strong nexus between the government and industrial lobbies is cheating workers of the indigenous pan salt industry, where it is found in natural form, but it sold at exorbitant prices, leaving the consumers with no choice but to buy the cheap, chemical-laced variants, he added.

But the TATA company which is branding their salt had their quite opposite words out. they said its salt is “safe and harmless” for consumption.

The company said that India is among countries like the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand that have permitted the use of potassium ferrocyanide in salt. The level permitted by regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is lowest at 10 mg/kg, and the Codex Alimentarius – an authoritative guideline on food safety – has declared potassium ferrocyanide as safe for consumption at levels of 14 mg/kg, the company said.

The company said potassium ferrocyanide content in its brands is “well within permissible limits” and is “safe and harmless” to the human body when consumed as per approved levels. (Source)

CONCLUSION:

It is always better to check the ingredients on the covers before consuming the packed products that we are buying. There is no exception for something like the salt packets.

The chemical components that are added to the salt like the potassium ferrocyanide are quite dangerous to the body.

The recent report that has shown the adding of the chemical has proved to be devastating to our body. So check before buying!

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