Directions (1 to 10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are oriented below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank approximately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each cast.
Salt-makers adding iodine to their (1)_______ and claiming it as “fortified”, would have to (2)____ that no less than 30 parts per million(ppm) of iodine ought to be present when manufactured. Also, the iron content of salt ought to be 850-1100 ppm. Similar standards are (3)______ for vegetable oil and milk to be fortified with vitamin A or vitamin D. Moreover. every package of food, fortified with iron needs to state that it is “not recommended for people with thalassemia and people on low iron diet”.
The US-based Non-profit Environmental Working Group’s review of fortified foods currently on the market found that young children are at risk of consuming too much of three nutrients- Vitamin A, zinc and niacin.According to their investigation, routinely ingesting too much vitamin A from liver supplements can, over time, lead to liver damage, skeletal abnormalities, peeling skin’
The time is ripe for (4)_______ fortification norms in India. The World Bank’s “Nutrition at a Glance” research report states that India loses over 12$ billion in GDP to vitamin and mineral (5)_____; 43 percent of children under the age of five are (6)_________.
According to the proposed (7)_____, the target foods to be fortified also include rice, maida, vanaspati and atta, which would be (8)______-in different combinations.
So far there is no requirement that certain foods undergo (9)_______ fortification, but Chief Executive Officier, FSSAI told that “the option was always open”. Benefits apart, FSSAI’s move comes in the wake of (10)_______ of “over-fortification” of food. FSSAI (Food safety and standard authority of India) is a Union Health ministry body, under the government of India.
- (a) cargo
- (a) secure
(d) nail down
- (a) given
- (a) introducing
- (a) enough
- (a) overweight
- (a) deregulations
- (a) improve
- (a) mandatory
- (a) concerns