FAQs relating to Concerns Regarding Food Fortification

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...

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