Regulatory monitoring of mandatory fortification programs, Chapter in Food Fortification in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

Chapter 29 in Food Fortification in a Globalized World, 1st Edition edited by M.G.Venkatesh Mannar and Richard Hurrell

The fortification of staple foods and condiments has gained enormous global traction. However, poor performance persists throughout many aspects of implementation, most notably around the critical components of regulatory monitoring, which is essential to ensure foods meet national fortification standards. Where coverage of fortified foods is high, limited nutritional impact of fortification programs largely exists due to regulatory monitoring that insufficiently identifies and holds producers accountable for underfortified products. This chapter provides an overview of quality assurance data from national fortification programs. It also outlines key barriers to compliance against national fortification standards. Recommendations to improve fortification compliance are then provided.  



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