Targeting Iodine deficiency in Europe

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The Krakow Declaration on Iodine

Tasks and Responsibilities for Prevention Programs Targeting Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Developed in a multi-stakeholder approach led by the EUthyroid Consortium (Project ID: 634453)

The signatories of the Krakow Declaration on Iodine ask for support from all stakeholders across Europe and beyond to pool resources and expertise to ensure that our future generations will be able to realize their full potential without any restrictions resulting from exposure to iodine deficiency. In particular we call for:

  • Methods of IDD Prevention: Regulators and policymakers should harmonize obligatory Universal Salt Iodization to ensure free trade of fortified foodstuffs in Europe. Similarly, iodized animal feed requires regulatory approval to ensure free trade within the EU.

  • Control of IDD Prevention: National governments and public health officials should harmonize monitoring and evaluation of fortification programs at regular intervals to ensure optimal iodine supply to the public.

  • Support for IDD Prevention: Scientists, together with the medical community, patient organizations and industry, should support measures necessary to ensure that IDD prevention programs are appropriate within a rapidly changing environment and further social awareness about the issue.