The Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 have been notified in the Gazette of India on 2nd August 2018 which replace the standards operationalised earlier. The new standards now provide a minimum and a maximum range for fortification of staples like wheat flour (atta), maida, rice (with Iron, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12), double fortified salt (with Iodine and Iron), vegetable oil and milk (with Vitamin A and Vitamin D); the dosage of the micronutrients has been adjusted so that they provide 30 to 50 percent of the daily requirements. In Wheat Flour and Rice fortification, bioavailable sources of Iron have been added. Further, Vanaspati fortification has been excluded. read more...
Best Practice by Food Industry
M/s Gillco Agro Pvt Ltd., Ludhiana has become the first mill in the State Of Punjab to start voluntary fortification of Wheat Flour (Atta) in the open market. The food business has also declared to buy packaging bags from the consumers at a cost of INR 1.00 per kg, so that the same can be recycled for a cleaner environment.
Grofers launches its own milk brand
Online grocery company, Grofers, has forayed into the milk business with the launch of its milk brand- G-Fresh Milk. With this launch, the company said, it has joined the efforts of FFRC set up by FSSAI to fight micronutrient deficiency in India by making fortified milk accessible to millions of its consumers.
The new G-Fresh Milk is fortified with Vitamin A and Vitamin D as per the standards laid out by FFRC set up by FSSAI, the company said in a statement.