Standards, legislation, regulation and registration of home fortification products. Jonathan Siekmann, PhD Technical Advisor, Multi-Nutrient Supplements Initiative (MSI) Secretariat, Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG). Introduction.
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Jonathan Siekmann, PhD
Technical Advisor, Multi-Nutrient Supplements Initiative (MSI)
Secretariat, Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG)
EC Directive 2002/46
THE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS REGULATIONS 2007 No. 330
Important to register home fortification products (MNP or SQ-LNS) in country
Support your baby’s natural immune system
Calls on governments:
NUTRITION CLAIM: States, suggests or implies that a food has beneficial nutritional properties.
Nutrient content claim:
“contains iron”; “micronutrient fortified”;“contains essential fatty acids”; “enriched”; “fortified”;
Level of a nutrient in a food
Nutrient comparative claim:
“reduced fat compared to X”; “less sodium than Y”; “fewer micronutrients than X”; “increased micronutrient content compared to Y”;
“more iron than X”
Compares the nutrient levels of two or more foods.
Describes the physiological role of the nutrient in growth, development and normal functions of the body.
HEALTH CLAIM: any representation that states, suggests, or implies that a relationship exists between a food or a constituent of that food and health.
Nutrient function claims
"Vitamin A is important for the maintenance of good vision and normal growth. Food X is a source of/ high in nutrient A"
Specific beneficial effects of the consumption of foods or their constituents, in the context of the total diet on normal functions or biological activities of the body
Other function claims
“Omega 3 fatty acids are vital for brain development in children thereby enhancing intelligence. Product X contains Y EPA+DHA”
Relating the consumption of a food or food constituent, in the context of the total diet, to the reduced risk of developing a disease or health-related condition
Reduction of disease risk
“Iron may treat and prevent anaemia”
High in calcium
Good source of iron and zinc
Aids in your baby's healthy growth and development
Contains vitamins for healthy growth
WHA Resolution 63.23
"to end inappropriate promotion of food for infants and young children and to ensure that nutrition and health claims shall not be permitted for foods for infants and young children, except where specifically provided for, in relevant Codex Alimentarius standardsor national legislation“
IMPORTANT: Early engagement & active dialogue with all relevant groups throughout the package design process to prevent misunderstandings & ensure compliance with national legislation.
Final Box fortification
Final Sachet Design