DPC 53, Vitamin A and D Fortification of Fluid Milk

Item #: DPC-053

Published: 2001

Pages: 16

This guideline is designed to help the processor concerning proper fortification of fluid milk products with vitamins A and D. It briefly discusses the history and need for vitamin fortification. Information is given about types of vitamin concentrates available, the problems involved in fortification and the best methods for properly fortifying the fluid milk products.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION/HISTORY
NEED FOR FORTIFICATION
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
     Fortification Levels
     SECTION 131.110 Milk
     Over-Fortification Guidance
     Nutritional Label Claims and Ingredient Declarations
CONCERNS WITH VITAMIN FORTIFICATION OF MILK
PROCEDURES FOR PROPER VITAMIN A & D FORTIFICATION OF FLUID MILK PRODUCTS
     Vitamin Concentrates
     Methods and Location of Addition
     Manual (Batch) Addition
     Metered Addition
RECORD KEEPING
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING LEVELS AND STABILITY OF VITAMINS A AND D IN MILK
VITAMIN TESTING IN FLUID MILK
SUMMARY
REFERENCES
     Figure 1: METERING PUMP SYSTEM FOR FLUID MILK FORTIFICATION
     Figure 2: SAMPLE RECORD KEEPING FORM
APPENDIX A - VITAMIN A & D FORTIFICATION OF FLUID MILK

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