Nutrient Fortification includes programs which aim to address micronutrient deficiency.
|Food Security Policies and Programs||Description||Year/s Implemented||Implementing Agencies|
|Mandatory Food Fortification Law||
Mandates the compulsory fortification of rice with iron, flour with vitamin A and iron, oil with vitamin A, sugar with vitamin A respectively, to ensure a steady supply of the essential micronutrients to the communities
Legal Basis: RA 8976
|2000 to present||DOH, NNC, Food Industry|
|National Salt Iodization Program||
Mandates the compulsory fortification of iron with iodine
Legal Basis: RA 8172
|1995 to present||DOH, NNC, Food Industry|
Philippine National Standard on Fresh Milk.
|2007 to present||NDA|
|Cooking/edible oil Fortification||
Edible oil fortification requires oil manufacturers/refineries and importers to add Vitamin A to oil at doses similarly prescribed by law. PCA to monitor and ensure compliance of the affected sectors of the edible oil industry.
|2005 to present||Philippine Coconut Authority|
|Rice Fortification Program||
It is a joint program between NFA and DOH thru a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in June 2004 for the joint monitoring and review of the program for rice in consonance with the Philippine Fortification Act of 2000 or Republic Act 8976 which requires the implementation of the mandatory food fortification for rice with iron except brown rice and locally produced glutinous rice, including those milled and distributed by the NFA.
|2004 to present||NFA, DOH, National Nutrition Council (NNC), BFAD|