FSSAI to widen fortification programme’s ambit to include bread, pasta

FNB NEWS

25th May 2017

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to cover such packaged foods as bread, breakfast cereals and pastas under the ambit of the fortification programme.

The apex food regulator is actively working on the standards for packaged food products, which people eat on a regular basis.

It is expected to come up with the standards for such packaged foods shortly, first for the stakeholders and businesses and then for general comments.

“In a couple of months’ time, the standards will be out,” said Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer, FSSAI.

He added, “The apex regulator is working on the fortification standards of some of the packaged foods that people eat commonly. The matter is being considered by a working group on fortification, which would examine and bring out the details of the food products and the respective standards.”

“We’re working on the fortification standards for packaged food, and the standards for such food like bread, pasta and breakfast cereals would be out for comments shortly,” Agarwal said.

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