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Food regulator FSSAI has set up a scientific panel to frame final regulations on fortification of foods and prepare strategies to address malnutrition problem. FSSAI has already issued draft guidelines on fortification for five food items.

FSSAI introduced panel to finalize laws on food fortification

FSSAI Introduced Panel to Finalize Laws on Food Fortification

FSSAI introduced panel to finalize laws on food fortification

Highlights

  • Members from Scientific Panels dealing with food fortifying vehicles such as wheat flour, refined flour, rice, milk, edible oil and salt will also be a part of this committee.
  • Panel will identify critical nutritional gaps in Indian diet in general as well as in specific target groups based on diet surveys and credible scientific evidence.
  • It will define strategies to address nutritional needs of general population and vulnerable groups.
  • Moreover FSSAI has launched Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC) to promote large-scale fortification of food across India.
  • It has issued guidelines on fortification for five food items - salt, milk, wheat flour, rice and edible oil.
  • FSSAI has also unveiled a Logo for fortified foods which may be used by food companies.
  • Panel has 11 experts and scientists
  1. Ambrish Mithal
  2. CS Pandav
  3. R K Marwaha
  4. Anura Kurpad
  5. Yogeshwar Shukla
  6. HPS Sachdev
  7. KM Nair
  8. P Ramachandran
  9. Sumit Arora
  10. Sirimavo Nair
  11. Harsulkar

About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Image shows Logo of FSSAI

Image Shows Logo of FSSAI

Image shows Logo of FSSAI

  • Formed: August 2011
  • Jurisdiction: India
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Parent agency: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • It is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through regulation and supervision of food safety.
  • It is headed by a non-executive Chairperson, appointed by Central Government.
  • Authority has 6 regional offices located in Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin and Chennai.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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