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The need to harmonise EU food fortification regulation

Posted: 06 November 2018
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Whether it’s to help with the good functioning of your body or used as a carrier for essential nutrients, salt is essential to a healthy life.
However, due to a lack of regulatory framework and harmonisation, European public health policies have failed to address issues linked to malnutrition, particularly lack of micronutrients and the ensuing health impacts.

Food fortification: friend or foe?

Posted: 29 October 2018
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Whether it’s to help with the good functioning of your body or used as a carrier for essential nutrients, salt is essential to a healthy life. However, due to a lack of regulatory framework and harmonisation, European public health policies have failed to address issues linked to malnutrition, particularly lack of micronutrients and the ensuing health impacts.

EUthyroid Policy Meeting

Posted: 28 April 2016
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EUthyroid held a meeting on 28th April in Brussels with a view to promote iodine deficiency prevention programmes in Europe. One of the main ways to implement prevention strategies is to fortify foods (e.g. salt) with iodine.

While the EU-funded project aims to map the levels of iodine intake and deficiency across the continent, it is also set to create momentum for more harmonised public health policies.

Sodium Intake Recommendations: A Matter of Science or Politics?

Posted: 30 October 2013
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A recent series of research - from 2010 up to October 2013 - increasingly cast doubt on the way sodium reduction policies are carried out, as well as the WHO recommendation for the daily consumption of sodium, i.e. 2 000 g of sodium / 5 g of salt per day. Indeed, the body of literature questioning the appropriateness of public policies aiming at drastic sodium reduction in the population has swollen further.

Recent research pointed to the following conclusions:

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