Regulatory monitoring of national food fortification programs: a policy guidance document


This policy guidance document serves as a resource for those responsible for food fortification policy development and programme implementation. Its overarching aim is to help countries achieve the target public health outcomes that are established by stakeholders at the outset of food fortification programmes. 

To facilitate success, this document proposes a standardised systems-based approach for determining compliance built upon a foundation of realistic, feasible food fortification standards. Furthermore, it addresses common challenges faced by government regulatory agencies that are designated to monitor the programme and by food manufacturers as they seek to fortify appropriately.

This policy guidance document aims to reflect consensus among food fortification stakeholders and to serve as a resource for those responsible for food fortification policy development and implementation. It will especially benefit individuals who are working in countries that have struggled to carry out regulatory monitoring activities on a consistent basis and where the lack of compliance with fortification regulations and standards is an ongoing issue.
 

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