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Regulations soon for fortifying processed foods: FSSAI

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Inoshi Sharma , director FSSAI

 BS RAWAT
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has said that it will soon come out with regulations relating to fortification of processed foods, including cereals, bakery products, buns, breads, biscuits, pasta, noodles, etc.—basically commodities for which wheat or rice is used as a base.

The food regulator wants the industry to promote +F brand of products but with a rider that these products should not be high on fat, salt or sugar, director Inoshi Sharma said while speaking at a webinar organized by FICCI.

“Very soon we would be coming up with regulations, whereby cereals, bakery products, buns, breads, biscuits, pasta, noodles, etc., commodities consumed by the people for which wheat or rice is used as a base for creating, can also be fortified,” Sharma said.   

She said it is time for the industry to come forward and promote fortification with +F brand products and spread consumer awareness.

“The only condition we have put for processed food is that they should not be HFSS -- high in fat, salt or sugar. If they do not fall in this category, all other processed food can be fortified,” Sharma added.  


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