UK milks incorrectly showing nutrients for fortified milk

Noted that adding "Milk, skim, fat free" was bumping up my vitamin A and D by quite a lot. In the UK milk is not fortified so only includes a trace amount of vitamin D and a low amount of vitamin A (about 1 mcg per 100g?). I note there are separate entries on Cronometer for fortified milk and that "Milk, skim, fat free" has been used as a basis for "Ocado skimmed milk" which is a UK product. This is very misleading for UK users as it is massively increasing the amount of vitamin D you think you've consumed in the report.

I would argue that "Milk, skim, fat free" could include nutrients for non-fortified milk, as there are separate entries for fortified milk, and the Ocado entry certainly shouldn't include fortification. It would probably help users if relevant entries were marked as either "fortified" (and what with), and "unfortified".

Here's some links to confirm that UK milk isn't fortified and the content of unfortified milk:


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/#:~:text=In the UK, cows' milk is generally not a good source of vitamin D because it is not fortified, as it is in some other countries.

Many thanks


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    Great spot. I'm in the UK and always use 'milk, skim, fat free'. I mostly have a small amount in tea so hadn't noticed the added nutrients until you mentioned it.

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