Fortification of foods (Italy)

The voluntary addition of vitamins and minerals to foodstuffs is regulated by Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006, which contains a list of permitted vitamins and minerals together with a list of their sources. For substances other than vit-amins and minerals, Regulation (EC) 1925/2006 introduces provisions for monitoring, and possibly for the introduc-tion of restrictions. In Italy, the placing on the market of foods with added vitamins and minerals in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1925/2006 is subject to the electronic notification procedure to the Ministry of Health pursuant to Ar-ticle 17 of Legislative Decree No. 27 of 2 February 2021. The Ministry of Health does not have a register of fortified foodstuffs.

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 May 2024. We recommend you contact a specialised food lawyer for legal advice for your particular circumstances to support commercial decisions which could impact your product or business.

Giorgio Rusconi