Training Course on

Edible Oil Fortification


Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

About the course:

Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are widespread in India, and continue to be significant public health problems, which adversely impact the health and productivity of all the population groups. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is one of the major public health problems in many low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), including India. As per the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) 2006 survey, 62% of under five children in India have low serum retinol levels. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is also quite high in the country. COVID-19 has further aggravated the situation of micronutrient malnutrition in the country. Considering edible oil is consumed across population (irrespective of age, geography and Socio-economic status), fortification of edible oils with vitamin A and D is a cost effective strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gazetted Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018 for five staples, including edible oil in 2018. However, at present, ensuring availability of fortified edible oil compliant to national standards is a challenge in the country. Therefore, it is critical for both- businesses and FDA officials to have comprehensive knowledge about the fortification to supply quality assured fortified edible oil and to facilitate businesses to help fortify their products, respectively. This course will also be a value addition to technical professionals from other sectors directly or indirectly engaged with edible oil fortification.

Course Description:

Course on Edible Oil Fortification is customised for different categories of target audience i.e., Industry, State Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Academia and Others. Each category of target audience should complete a predefined set of modules to fulfil the course requirements. These modules are divided into mandatory and optional category.


The duration of this course will depend upon the category chosen by the learner. It will vary from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

What you will learn:

  1. Need and Importance of Staple Food Fortification
  2. Myths and Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Staple Food Fortification: Government Regulations
  4. Packaging and Labelling Regulations
  5. FSSAI Endorsement Process for the Fortified Foods: FoSCoS
  6. Premix Handling, Storage and Distribution
  7. Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Hygiene Practices
  8. Process of Edible Oil Fortification
  9. Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Fortified Edible Oil
  10. Sampling and Testing
  11. Role of FSSAI, and State FDA in Staple Food Fortification

Course Attractions:

  • Shareable specialization and course certificates
  • Self-paced learning option
  • Course videos & voice-overs
  • Graded quizzes with feedback
  • Instructive hands-on practical video sessions
  • Online training with easy accessibility on all devices, including smartphones
  • Explore new career avenues with certificate course as a value addition to the resume
  • Competitive job opportunities with potentials for higher remuneration

Target Audience:

  • Edible oil industry professionals
  • Officials from State Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India​ (FSSAI)
  • Students and faculty from various food technology & food and nutrition institutes
  • Any other interested personnel

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    Course modified date: 28 Dec 2023
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    Training Course on Edible Oil Fortification by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    This course will equip the learners with a comprehensive understanding of edible oil fortification in terms of its need and importance, government regulations, premix handling and storage, process, quality assurance and quality control as well as frequently asked questions. The certification segment is also designed for the learners to demonstrate their competence, knowledge, skills and abilities related to edible oil fortification.

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