Fsanz consults on decision to allow added vit D in breakfast cereals

By RJ Whitehead

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The antipodean food regulator has released a consultation paper on its review of a decision to permit the voluntary addition of vitamin D to breakfast cereals.  

Steve McCutcheon, chief executive of Fsanz, said ministers responsible for food regulation had asked for a review of the decision last July.

Ministers also provided some clarification of the policy guideline relating to adding vitamins or minerals to food​,” McCutcheon said.

The clarification included reference to the use of nutrition profiling tools or other initiatives to determine whether fortification permissions should be allowed for some foods​.”

Vitamin D can currently be added to a range of foods including dairy products, but not breakfast cereals. If manufacturers choose to add vitamin D to breakfast cereal, it has to be included in the list of ingredients on the label.

Fsanz has assessed the effects of using a nutrition profiling calculator for vitamin D fortification in breakfast cereals and is calling for submissions on that assessment,​” said McCutcheon.

Fsanz is now seeking submissions, including evidence, on the impact of the proposed drafting amendments.

The closing date for submissions is August 5. 

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