Eat Right India

Food Fortification


Fortification of food is a complementary strategy to address widespread micronutrient malnutrition (deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals) in the country.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has established a Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC), within FSSAI, as a 'resource hub' to promote fortification of food as part of its mandate to assure "safe and wholesome food" to all.

  • The Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC)
    • * Builds consensus and engages all stakeholders to share knowledge and resources on food fortification.
    • * Systematically synchronizes efforts to strengthen collaborations between all stakeholders.
    • * Provides evidence-based policy recommendations for scaling up fortification of staple foods in safety net programmes such as the PDS, ICDS and MDM.
    • * Nudges the food industry to adopt food fortification as an industry norm.
    • * Provides information and technical assistance on standards, food safety, food technology and processes, premix and equipment procurement, quality assurance and control for production of fortified foods.
    • * Builds capacity for 'Regulatory Compliance'.
    • * Promotes awareness on fortification, food safety and nutrition to create demand for fortified foods
    • * Monitors and evaluates scaling up of food fortification across states.

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