Canada leads charge to allow industry to fortify foods

March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 5, p426
Academic Journal
The article reports on the effort of Health Canada to lead an international charge that will amend the Codex, which is a set of world food standards, to allow the food industry fortify foods via the addition of vitamins and minerals. According to Health Canada, the discretionary fortification is justified by consumer interest and demand. However, Professor Valerie Tarasuk of University of Toronto says that the said fortification will increase nutrient exposure within the general population.


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