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Nutrients. 2015 Mar 10;7(3):1691-5. doi: 10.3390/nu7031691.

Iodized salt sales in the United States.

Author information

1
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. JMaalouf@cdc.gov.
2
IHRC, Inc., Atlanta, GA 30346, USA. JMaalouf@cdc.gov.
3
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA. jessylbarron@gmail.com.
4
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. JPeralezGunn@cdc.gov.
5
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. KYuan@cdc.gov.
6
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. CPerrine@cdc.gov.
7
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. MCogswell@cdc.gov.

Abstract

Iodized salt has been an important source of dietary iodine, a trace element important for regulating human growth, development, and metabolic functions. This analysis identified iodized table salt sales as a percentage of retail salt sales using Nielsen ScanTrack. We identified 1117 salt products, including 701 salt blends and 416 other salt products, 57 of which were iodized. When weighted by sales volume in ounces or per item, 53% contained iodized salt. These findings may provide a baseline for future monitoring of sales of iodized salt.

PMID:
25763528
PMCID:
PMC4377875
DOI:
10.3390/nu7031691
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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