World Milk Day Celebrated In India With The Theme “Raise A Glass – Say “Cheers” With Fortified Milk
Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC),organized the event at FSSAI to create awareness about food fortification in the country.
Studies have shown around 70-90% of Indians are likely to have insufficient quantities of Vitamins A and D. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked milk producers to add 770 IU of Vitamin A and 550 IU of Vitamin D per litre of milk , this strategy can help in reducing the gap and milk can act as a carrier of Vitamin A and D.
Fotrification of foods does not affect the sensory properties of food as taste, smell or colour so one can gain essential micronutrients that might be missing in daily diet without changing any dietary habits.
A Logo known as “+F” for fortified foods has been notified by FSSAI for Fortified food so as to facilitate consumers in easy identification of fortified food products.