Iodised salt in India contains potassium ferrocyanide within the prescribed level.
It was reported that America West Analytical Laboratory (AWAL) had revealed that two brands of salt in India contain ferrocyanide (PFC), which is toxic to the human body. The widespread sharing of the news regarding it on social media caused some panic.
Firstly, AWAL's website does not contain any analytical data or reports of potassium ferrocyanide content in salt. According to their policy, it does not communicate any information to third parties (e.g., news agencies) without written permission.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) via Twitter has emphasized that salt being sold in the market is safe for consumption and confirms the international standard of food safety. On the other hand, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has reiterated FSSAI’s statement.
Tata Chemicals dismissed the allegations as false and misleading. It stated that Tata salt is safe for consumption. Only 10 milligrams of potassium ferrocyanide are added per kilograms below the level prescribed by the Codex Alimentarius guidelines (14 milligrams).