IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Williams Musa Ombugus, Motolani O. Matthew
The study was aimed at determining the content of iodine in NAFDAC approved Table Salts used in Nigeria. Three Table Salts brands namely: Dangote fine edible salt, Royal edible salt and Mr. Chef edible salt was purchased from a retail shop in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. The iodine content of each of the three brands of salt sample were carried out using the titrimetric method. Potassium Iodide (KI) was used for salt iodization. Results show that the Dangote fine edible salt contained 39.6 ppm of iodine while the Royal edible salt contained 41.8 ppm and the Mr. Chef edible salt contained 42.9 ppm. The result confirms that each of the three samples met the iodine content requirements approved by NAFDAC. However, the results were generally lower than the value found at the production level (50 ppm) for each. This could be explained by the fact that iodine content in salt decreases continuously with time. The results were within the acceptable range for human consumption 50 ppm to 30ppm.