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Worshipful Company of Salters

The Worshipful Company of Salters is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company originated as the Guild of Corpus Christi, which was granted a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1559. Further Charters granted the Company the authority to set standards and regulations regarding the products of its members.

Originally, the Salters' Company included individuals whose trades involved the usage of salts and the preparation of chemical mixtures for use in food. As with many other livery companies, the Salters' Company has lost its direct connection to its original trade. Currently, however, the company supports the chemical industry and supports education in chemistry, for example by awarding scholarships to chemistry students. Furthermore, it is a charitable organization.

In the order of precedence for Livery Companies, the Salters' Company ranks ninth, making it one of the "Great Twelve City Livery Companies". The Company's motto is Sal Sapit Omnia, Latin for Wit Sees All -- or Salt Sees All.

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