Please refer to the links below that provide factual information about the safety of nitrites in processed meats.
American Meat Institute Statement:
Fact sheet on nitrite sources and nitrite safety:
Informational Video About Sources of Nitrite featuring AMI Foundation President Dr. Randy Huffman:
Information on the U.S. National Toxicology Program Findings that nitrite does NOT cause cancer are included in this article:
Background on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: