CRANBURY, N.J. — Innophos strengthened its position as a supplier of reduced-sodium ingredients and salt substitutes when it signed an agreement with Smart Salt, Inc., Arnold, Calif. Under the exclusive agreement, AMT Labs, Inc., North Salt Lake, Utah, an Innophos subsidiary, will manufacture, sell and market Smart Salt low-sodium salt substitute in the Americas.

“With Smart Salt, we are adding to our full range of solutions for food and beverage producers to economically reduce sodium content without affecting the consumer’s perception of taste,” said Valerie Coyne, business manager, leavening products, Innophos. “We are excited about the possibilities that the addition of the salt substitutes will provide us as we help food companies in their sodium reduction efforts.”

Smart Salt is a co-crystal composed primarily of magnesium in balance with potassium and allows functional and nutritional replacement of conventional salt.

This product line further enhances Innophos’ position in providing ingredients that help cut sodium levels in baked foods, meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and beverage applications. For example, the company recently introduced Cal-Rise, a slow-acting, calcium-based chemical leavening agent specifically designed to reduce overall sodium content in baked foods, and its Curavis So-lo 93 acts to cut sodium in processed meat and poultry products.

Headquartered in Cranbury, Innophos has manufacturing operations in Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, as well as Canada and Mexico. Innophos Holdings, Inc. is an international producer of specialty ingredients.