Granulated salt is obtained from underground salt deposits by deep well solution mining. Subsequent evaporation of the brine by the vacuum pan system, under stringent process control, provides the highest purity and minimal insoluble extraneous matter for salt. The salt is food grade and is recommended for use in a variety of food processing applications, including baking, seasonings and prepared mixes. The salt can also be used in non-food applications such as a carrier or as chemical and bulking agent in many household and personal care products. It is also acceptable for direct use in meat products under USDA/ MIS standards and is annually kosher certified as OUP for Passover and the year round.