Fortification is when a vitamin or mineral is added to food or drinks during manufacturing to meet a significant health need in the population.
This fortification must be set down in food safety laws and regulations and may be:
- mandatory – when manufacturers of certain products must add a specific nutrient
- voluntary – when manufacturers can choose to add the nutrient to their products.
What's in this section?
Learn more about some nutrients commonly found in foods:
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Who to contact
If you have questions about nutrients in foods, email firstname.lastname@example.org.