Food Fortification In A Globalized World by M.g.venkatesh MannarFood Fortification In A Globalized World by M.g.venkatesh Mannar

Food Fortification In A Globalized World

byM.g.venkatesh MannarEditorRichard F. Hurrell

Hardcover | November 1, 2017

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Food Fortification in a Globalized Worldoutlines experiences over the past 50 years and future potential for the application of food fortification across a variety of foods in the industrialized and developing world. The book captures recent science and applications trends in fortification, including emerging areas such as biofortification, nutraceuticals and new nutrient intake recommendations, standards, policy and regulation. The book proposes a balanced and effective food fortification strategy for nations to adopt. In covering the most technical scientific details in an approachable style, this work is accessible to a range of practitioners in industry, government, NGOs, academia and research.

Food fortification has become an increasingly significant strategy to address gaps in micronutrient intakes in populations with measurable impact in both industrialized and developing countries. While the positive impacts are well recognized there are new concerns in some countries that excessive fortification of foods, outdated nutritional labeling rules and misleading marketing tactics used by food manufacturers may result in young children consuming harmful amounts of some vitamins and minerals.



  • Presents the latest science on fortification for the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies
  • Includes emerging areas such as biofortification, nutraceuticals and new nutrient intake recommendations, standards, regulations, practices and policies from around the world
  • Summarizes evidence of application of food fortification and measured impact on public health
  • Discusses how public policy impacts fortification of foods and nutritional deficiencies
  • Considers the complex economics of and market for fortified foods

About The Author

M.G. Venkatesh Mannar is a champion and technology leader in global nutrition with 35 years experience in pioneering effective international nutrition, technology and development initiatives focused on the world's most vulnerable citizens. A chemical engineer and food technologist by training, Mannar served as President of the Micronut...

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Title:Food Fortification In A Globalized WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:275 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128028610

ISBN - 13:9780128028612

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Table of Contents

I Rationale The Role of Micronutrients in the Human Body Causes and Consequences of micronutrients deficiencies and Rationale for Action Comprehensive Strategy to Address Micronutrient Deficiencies and Role of Food Fortification Effects of excess Micronutrient Intake Micronutrient Intake requirements and ensuring Optimal intake Natural vs synthetic micronutrients absorption and efficacy

II Technologies, Application and Evidence of Impact and Effectiveness Codex General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods, Nutrient reference values & Dietary Reference Intakes Food Fortification Processes & Implementation Criteria Fortification Vehicles Fortification Targeted to Specific Population needs Nutrient forms, selection, stability and bioavailability in fortified foods Quality Assurance of Food Fortification Pushing the Envelope: from Micronutrients to Nutraceuticals fortification Impact of Food Fortification

III Policies and Programming Issues Implementation Criteria Mandatory vs. Voluntary Fortification Economics Communication and Consumer Awareness Government Role in Food Fortification and Ensuring Quality & Safety Private Sector Role in Food Fortification Partnerships for Effective and Sustainable Food Fortification Regulation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Fortification

IV Future Trends and Strategies New Technologies International Standards and Guidelines Key Issues and Challenges in Food Fortification Developing a balanced approach and strategy for Food Fortification