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Vitamin D: Nutritional Contribution of Milk Products and Food Regulations

Vitamin D is found mainly in milk products but also in egg yolks and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon.

Milk products contribution to vitamin D intake compared to other foods is 60%.1

According to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act2, cow’s milk is fortified with 88 to 117 IU (2.2 to 2.9 µg) of vitamin D3 per cup (250 mL). Current regulations do not allow yogurt and cheese to be fortified with vitamin D. However, certain brands of yogurt sold in Canada are made with fortified milk and therefore contain a certain amount of vitamin D.

References

  1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Statistics of the Canadian Dairy Industry (PDF). 2007.
  2. Justice Law Website. Food and drug regulations. Consulted April 4, 2013.

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