In wake of rising malnutrition, the government is mulling making fortification mandatory for certain food items.
The government is looking at mandating fortification for three items: edible oil, salt and wheat flour.
As per sources, the first meeting will be on January 4 which will be spearheaded by Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Earlier this week, FSSAI had come out with rules requiring food companies to test their products from a government lab to authenticate their nutrient profile.
These tests can pave the way for introduction of mandatory fortification of some food items.
Three states have already brought in a rule mandating food items to be fortified and have linked them to the midday meal scheme run in schools.
The January 4 meeting will also likely take up whether fortified food, once made mandatory, can be linked to such schemes.
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