The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has unveiled a Logo for fortified foods which may be used by food businesses.
The logo comprises of a square encompassing an F with a ‘+’ sign with a ring around it, signifying addition of additional nutrition and vitamins to daily meals to provide good health, protection for active life.
Several food businesses across the country have already started using this logo.
Food fortification or enrichment is the process of adding micronutrients i.e. essential trace elements and vitamins into the food.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also constituted a Panel on Food Fortification and Nutrition to identify critical nutritional gaps in the Indian diet in general and also in specific target groups.
The 11 member panel will frame final regulations on fortification of foods and prepare strategies to address malnutrition problem.