FSANZ Approve Voluntary Fortification of Breakfast Cereals with Vitamin D

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved the voluntary fortification of breakfast cereals with vitamin D, following the amendment of Food Standards Code. Given that nearly 1/3 of Australian adults and almost half of New Zealand adults and children are deficient in vitamin D, GLNC welcomes the amendment and supports FSANZ’s assessment that the fortification of breakfast cereals with vitamin D is safe and has the potential to reduce vitamin D deficiency and reduce the risk of health problems associated with low vitamin D status, including increased risk of musculoskeletal conditions, osteopenia, osteoporosis and fractures in adults and rickets in children.  As a result of the changes to the Food Standards Code, breakfast cereal manufacturers are now permitted to make a maximum claim equivalent up to 25% of the regulatory Recommended Dietary Intake (rRDI) for Vitamin D. For further information, click HERE

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