FSSAI to develop standards for fortified rice kernels (FRK)

Food safety authority wants consumers can get vital info; FRK units to get the license only after inspection With the Centre planning to tackle malnutrition through the distribution of fortified rice from various government schemes by 2024, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking at developing standards for fortified rice kernels (FRKs). This is the first time the food safety authority is looking at developing standards for an additive. This is being done to ensure quality FRKs are used to fortify rice. The food safety authority aims to bring this regulation so that consumers can get vital information on parameters such as total sugar, sodium, saturated fat, and calories, in a simple manner, on packaged food and beverage labels. “Ensuing Quality and Healthier food choices”