Product update for salt test kits

This technical bulletin describes new improved salt test kits that are supplied by UNICEF and used for detection of iodine in salt that was fortified either with potassium iodate (KIO3) or potassium iodide (KI).


The improvements are designed to:

  1. easily identify the presence or absence of iodine in fortified salt by comparing the colour that results from the test reaction to a standard colour spectrum provided in a colour chart.
  2. support better differentiation between the two types of salt test kits.
  3. facilitate use in different settings as the instructions are now available in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Arabic. Instructions in other languages can be considered on request.
  4. a safety pin is now included in the salt test kits to enable easy opening of the ampoules/vials.

The document was issued in July 2019.