Policy - Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000

November 2000
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November 2000
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Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

Long title: Republic Act No. 8976, an Act establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program and for other purposes.

In order to prevent and limit nutritional deficiency problems in the Philippines, a Food Fortification plan provides for the addition of nutrients to processed foods or food products as per the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). The Philippine Food fortification Program shall apply to all imported or locally processed foods or food products sold or distributed in the country as:


(1) Voluntary Food Fortification - the Department shall encourage the fortification of all processed foods or food products using the Sangkap Pinoy Seal Program (SPSP), that authorizes food manufacturers to use the DOH seal of acceptance for processed foods or food products, passing the special criteria evaluation of the program, so that recognizing the seal the consumers shall be compelled to select those products with added nutrients improving their diet.


(2) Mandatory Food Fortification, means the fortification of staple foods based on standards sets by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Bureau of Food and Drugs of the Department of Health (BFAD) as per the following additions:

(1) Rice with Iron;

(2) Wheat flour 0 with vitamins A and Iron;

(3) Refined sugar with vitamin A;

(4) Cooking oil with vitamin A;

(5) Other staple foods with nutrients as required by the Governing Board of the National Nutrition Council (NCC).


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Summary and document retrieved from FAOLEX - legislative database of FAO Legal Office. FAOLEX No: LEX-FAOC040803


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