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Food fortification may be must: FSSAI

PTI
Published Oct 15, 2016, 2:02 am IST
Updated Oct 15, 2016, 2:03 am IST
The FSSAI is organising two-day summit on fortification of food on October 16-17 in the national capital to draw the roadmap.
The FSSAI has set standards for fortification of salt with iodine and iron; of vegetable oil and milk with Vitamin A & D; wheat flour and rice with iron, folic acid, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin A and some other micronutrients.
 The FSSAI has set standards for fortification of salt with iodine and iron; of vegetable oil and milk with Vitamin A & D; wheat flour and rice with iron, folic acid, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin A and some other micronutrients.

New Delhi: In order to address malnutrition, government is considering making food fortification —  adding of essential micronutrients —  mandatory in wheat flour, rice, salt, edible oils and salt.

At the same time, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which earlier this month issued draft regulation on allowing food fortification, has decided to soon operationalise these standards even before it issues final notification. The FSSAI is organising two-day summit on fortification of food on October 16-17 in the national capital to draw the roadmap.

 

The FSSAI has set standards for fortification of salt with iodine and iron; of vegetable oil and milk with Vitamin A & D; wheat flour and rice with iron, folic acid, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin A and some other micronutrients.

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