The Voice of the Industry

The Salt Association represents UK salt manufacturers, giving them a voice and providing guidance, both socially and politically. We safeguard the industry’s development by raising awareness of issues and advising the government and other bodies on key areas relating to salt and the salt industry, in all its forms.

About the Salt Association Our Strategy


With around two hundred million global tonnes of salt produced annually, only approximately 6% is used for human consumption. Of the rest, a significant proportion is used for De-icing, also known as ‘Gritting’, our roads. Find out more about how this ‘Brown Salt’ is being used.

Best & Codes of Practices Environmental Effect

White Salt

Health and Salt go hand in hand. Salt is an essential, natural nutrient that plays a vital role in keeping each of us healthy. It is crucial that we get enough of it. Find out more about how White Salt is used in keeping you healthy.

Salt in Our Food Water Softening


As representatives of UK salt manufacturers, we provide the voice and guidance on social and political salt issues as they break. Here we make our official stances clear.


Here we cover the types of salt, the history and geography of salt production. Along with selected teaching resources for activities.

Salt Sense

The Salt Sense campaign exists to help balance the debate when it comes to salt, health and the environment.

Our Members

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Statement from the Salt Association on PHE Report

Statement from the Salt Association on PHE Report

In response to Public Health England’s Salt Targets 2017: Progress Report, the Salt Association recognises the achievements the Food industry has made in reducing the levels of salt in both the in-home and out of home sectors.

A Pre-Winter Season Message from the Salt Association

A Pre-Winter Season Message from the Salt Association

The UK’s salt producers, through the Salt Association, has provided reassurance that salt production nationally is where it needs to be as we move towards the 2018/19 winter season; and urges highways authorities at national and local levels across the UK to be as...

British Salt Wins 2018 EUsalt Safety Award

British Salt Wins 2018 EUsalt Safety Award

Photo: (L to R) Richard Diggle, Stephen Crabb, James Paul, Ladan Iravanian from Tata Chemicals Europe Congratulations to British Salt, part of Tata Chemicals Europe, for winning the 2018 EUsalt Safety Award. Ineos Enterprises were runners-up and Compass Minerals took...