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Monitoring and addressing trends in dietary exposure to micronutrients through voluntarily fortified foods in the European Union
- Casala, E., Matthys, C., Péter, S., Baka, A., Kettler, S., McNulty, B., Stephen, A.M., Verkaik-Kloosterman, J., Wollgast, J., Berry, R., Roe, M.
- Trends in food science & technology 2014 v.37 no.2 pp. 152-161
- European Union, diet, dietary exposure, food fortification, fortified foods, monitoring
- Voluntary food fortification is regulated at European level through Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006. To evaluate the impact of the Regulation on the European diet, Member States were asked to monitor dietary exposure to micronutrients through voluntarily fortified foods. This paper aims to identify some of the issues for Member States in providing the relevant monitoring information for the Regulation, and to suggest potential alternatives to the ‘ideal’ information that could assist the European Commission in assessing the impact of the Regulation.