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Evaluation of the level of micronutrients in fortified foods in Alexandria, Egypt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20799539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food fortification is an effective, low-cost way to eliminate dietary micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries. This study in Egypt aimed to evaluate the levels of and variations in fortification with iron, iodine and vitamin A in food products from different manufacturers. Almost all iodized salt samples contained iodine concentrations within Egyptian standards. The iron content of iron-fortified biscuits supplied to schools and of vitamin-A-fortified margarine, infant formula milk powder and infant cereal food were highly variable and many samples were not within Egyptian standards. Monitoring of fortification levels of key products is required at the factory, retail and household levels.
S Mohamed; M El-Tawila; H Ismail; N F Gomaa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  793-800     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition, High Institute of Public Health, University ofAlexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Cereals / chemistry
Food Industry
Food Inspection
Food, Fortified / analysis*
Infant Food / analysis
Infant Formula / chemistry
Iodine / analysis*
Iron, Dietary / analysis*
Margarine / analysis
Micronutrients / analysis*
Nutrition Policy
Nutritive Value
Sodium Chloride, Dietary / analysis*
Urban Health
Vitamin A / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iron, Dietary; 0/Micronutrients; 0/Sodium Chloride, Dietary; 0/iodized salt; 11103-57-4/Vitamin A; 7553-56-2/Iodine; 8029-82-1/Margarine

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