Soliciting opinions draft proposed requirements, all areas to take effective measures to prevent excessive iodine intake. It stipulates that the administrative departments of public health of the people's governments at the provincial level shall, on the basis of the monitoring conditions, delimit the areas where iodine is deficient, the areas where iodine is appropriate and the areas where iodine is high and the areas where iodine is high, so as to guide the residents in choosing iodized or uniodized salt. The administrative department of health under the State Council shall, in conjunction with the food and drug regulatory department under the State Council, formulate and publish standards for iodine content in edible salt according to the monitoring status of iodine nutrition in the population, and carry out relevant monitoring on iodine deficiency hazards.
According to the draft, salt sold in iodine-deficient areas should be iodized salt according to the principles of "local conditions, classified guidance and differentiated intervention, scientific and accurate iodine supplementation". Salt sold in areas where iodine is appropriate and in areas where iodine is high in water sources shall be uniodized salt; Due to diseases and other conditions, under the guidance of doctors, it is not appropriate to eat iodized salt, can choose not iodized salt. All localities shall publish to the public the relevant information of the sales outlets of uniodized salt within their jurisdiction; Under the guidance of local salt industry authorities at or above the county level, salt production and supply enterprises produce and supply a certain proportion of uniodized salt.
A special chapter on "prevention and control" was added to the draft, suggesting that health administrative departments of people's governments at or above the county level should be responsible for monitoring. The administrative department of public health of the people's government at or above the provincial level shall, in conjunction with the development and reform of the salt industry at the same level, report the monitoring results regularly to the people's government at the same level and make public the results. The administrative departments of public health of the people's governments at the prefectural level and the county level shall regularly report the monitoring results to the salt industry supervisors and the salt management and supervision institutions at the same level. Establish an iodine deficiency risk reporting and management system.
In addition, the draft will be the original "regulations" in a single provision of the use of "potassium iodate", expanded to meet the national food safety standards (GB14880) all "iodine fortifier" (including potassium iodate, potassium iodide and seaweed iodine).