Erratum: Analysis of the supply of micronutrient-fortified foods in Portugal

Errata: Análise da oferta de alimentos fortificados em micronutrientes em Portugal

Ana Pimenta Martins, Daniela Correia, Catarina Carvalho, Carla Lopes, Ana Maria Gomes, Duarte Torres

Acta Portuguesa de Nutrição 2023, 33, 40-43 , https://dx.doi.org/10.21011/apn.2023.3308

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In the originally published version of the article "Analysis of the supply of micronutrient-fortified foods in Portugal", the authors initially reported no presence of zinc-fortified foods in their results. However, upon further analysis of data from the National Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Survey of the Portuguese general population (IAN-AF 2015-2016), it was possible to identify 68 zinc-fortified food items. Consequently, the authors updated Figure 1 to reflect the revised findings, illustrating the frequency of foods fortified with each identified micronutrient and the micronutrient fortification profiles within the analysed sample of fortified foods. Below is the updated Figure 1.

Also, on page 12, in the Results section, second paragraph, consider the following revision:

Where it reads “Regarding minerals, Fe (45%), calcium (Ca; 37%) and, to a lesser extent, magnesium (Mg; 8%) are the most common minerals used in FF. A small number of M-FF (≤ 2%) with the addition of phosphorus (P), iodine (I), selenium (Se), copper (Cu) and potassium (K) was observed. Foods fortified with zinc, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, fluoride and boron were not found”,

Should be read: “Regarding minerals, Fe (45%), calcium (Ca; 37%), magnesium (Mg; 8%) and zinc (Zn; 8%) are the most common minerals used in FF. A small number of M-FF (≤ 2%) with the addition of phosphorus (P), iodine (I), selenium (Se), copper (Cu) and potassium (K) was observed. Foods fortified with manganese, chromium, molybdenum, fluoride and boron were not found”.

Reference

Pimenta-Martins A, Correia D, Carvalho C, Lopes C, Gomes AM, Torres D. Analysis of the supply of micronutrient-fortified foods in Portugal. Acta Portuguesa de Nutrição 2022; 29:10-19.