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Adverse effects

In the toxicological sense, defined symptoms of poor or undesirable health resulting from consumption of a toxin or excess amounts of a nutrient.

Adult male equivalent

The energy intake of each family member in proportion to the energy intake of an adult male. The AME of an adult male is always assumed to be 1; while AME for a child aged 2-3 years is about 0.37 AME; for an adult woman (18-29 years), neither pregnant nor lactating, is about 0.74 AME; …

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Adequate Intake

A recommended average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined approximations or estimates of nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of apparently healthy people who are assumed to have adequate status; used when an RDA cannot be determined.

Addition rate

The amount of a fortificant or fortificant premix that is added to food vehicle (flour, rice, salt, etc) during the fortification process. Addition rate may be expressed as the amount of fortificant per certain unit of food vehicle (e.g. grams per ton or metric ton for flour or rice, milligrams per kilogram for salt; or …

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Accessibility

The potential acquisition of fortified food by consumers. In general term, the accessibility is the ability to access to an adequate variety and quantity of safe, good-quality foods for all people.

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