Indian government standards for food fortification, meant to combat widespread iron-deficiency anaemia among women, may instead lead to health problems due to excessive iron consumption, academics have warned.
Food and supplement brands, policymakers, NGOs and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Pakistan are aiming to fight malnutrition with a collaborative effort to ensure financially sustainable food fortification.
Indian regulator FSSAI has issued a gazette notification of its amendments to the standards for children's supplements in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.
Our newest monthly review of regulatory news around the APAC region includes legislation in the Philippines to promote breastfeeding, the importance of public-private cooperation to fight omega-3 deficiency, and mandatory oil fortification in India.
The local government in the Philippine province of Ilocos Norte in Laoag City is seeking to promote greater consumption of iron-fortified rice, amid fears that higher costs are hampering efforts to increase uptake.