Policy guideline for the fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals

Page last updated: 21 November 2016

(Endorsed 28 May 2004, clarified 20 November 2015)
On 28 May 2004, the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation (Ministerial Council) endorsed a Policy Guideline for the Fortification of Foods with Vitamins and Minerals. The policy covered both mandatory and voluntary fortification of foods.

Ministers agreed that vitamins and minerals may be added to food where there is, for example, demonstrated evidence of a potential health benefit, and it is clear that the fortification of a food will not result in harm.

On 23 October 2009, the Ministerial Council endorsed an amended version of the Policy Guideline for the Fortification of Foods with Vitamins and Minerals in order to clarify its intent.
Policy Guideline for the Fortification of Foods with Vitamins and Minerals (Word 32 KB)
Policy Guideline for the Fortification of Foods with Vitamins and Minerals (PDF 60 KB)

On 20 November 2015 the Ministerial Council agreed to a statement clarifying the original intent of the Policy Guideline for the Fortification of Food with Vitamins and Minerals.
Policy Clarification Statement to be read with the policy guideline (Word 13 KB)
Policy Clarification Statement to be read with the policy guideline (PDF 104 KB)

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