New guide for salt content measurement and assessment in foods

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 15th April 2013

Swiss global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments, Mettler Toledo, has created a guidebook for salt determination in food, in a bid to help food manufacturers rise to the challenge of controlling salt levels simply, quickly and accurately.

Mettler Toledo produces precision instruments for use in industry, laboratory and retail settings. It has manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, the UK, Switzerland and China, as well as sales and service departments in other countries, including Australia.

“Salt is one of the key ingredients for almost any food product. Determining the right salt content makes or breaks the quality of food products,” said Mettler Toledo. But food manufacturers need to be part of global efforts to reduce the salt content in food items to protect an increasingly health-aware population, said the Company.

The guidebook offers a short history of salt, a presentation of the different types of salt, and a list of the methods of measurement.

The different methods of salt content determination are presented in the guide in detail, along with tips and tricks to improve each of the determination processes. Salt measurement methods discussed include Argentometric titration of salt, determination of salt content with ion selective electrodes, as well as salt content determination based on density and ash content.

Mettler Toledo’s laboratory instruments are used in scientific research, drug discovery and quality control labs in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. Its industry instruments are used across various manufacturing processes, including in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. In food retail, Mettler Toledo offers product ranges to manage receiving and pre-packaging of fresh food, as well as in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters and checkout terminals.

The guide can be downloaded for free here.

New guide for salt content