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Worksheet for Feasibility, Implementation, and Monitoring of Imported Fortified Rice

When rice is shipped, the imported commodity is usually milled rice, rather than paddy rice. At various points in the imported rice supply chain, rice can be fortified with vitamins and mineral to improve the nutrient intake of consumers. This worksheet will guide stakeholders in countries considering mandating fortification of rice imports. Part A: Decide …

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Industry Self-Regulation of Food Fortification Compliance: Piloting the Micronutrient Fortification Index in Nigeria

2022 Abstract Sustaining large-scale and good-quality food fortification requires strategies that incentivize food processors to invest in andconsistently meet national food fortification standards where they exist. A standardized Micronutrient Fortification Index (MFI)piloted in Nigeria has provided a ranking of fortified branded products for each participating company, based on a scoreaggregating the effectiveness and efficiency of …

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Checklist of Key Items to Include in Fortification Legislation, Standards, and Monitoring Documents

2018 Review your national fortification documentation and note in the column at right whether it contains the key item. If the item is weak or missing, see sample language to use. Source: Marks KJ, Luthringer CL, Ruth LJ, et al. Review of grain fortification legislation, standards, and monitoring documents. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018;6(2). https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-17-00427

Exploring the Use of the WHO Micronutrients Database to Identify Pre-and Post-Fortification Biomarker Data for Countries with Mandatory Grain Fortification

July 2023 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY One way to assess if mandatory grain (wheat flour, maize flour, rice) fortification is effective is to compare biomarkers of nutritional status in a subset of the population before and after fortification starts. WHO has a Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS) which collates micronutrient biomarker data available for multiple …

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Food fortification: An effective and safe way to fight micronutrient malnutrition and its consequences

Why fortify staple foods? Vitamin and mineral deficiencies affect around 2 billion people worldwide and have been identified as a global health issue in many low- and middle-income countries. Micronutrients (often referred to as vitamins and minerals) are essential for the body to function. Deficiency of micronutrients can be linked to anemia, adverse birth outcomes, …

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Food fortification Frequently asked questions

Food fortification – adding vitamins and minerals to commonly eaten foods – is an effective way of addressing micronutrient deficiencies. Successful implementation of fortification requires food technologists, nutritionists, policymakers, and other stakeholders to know what micronutrients are, what they are for, and what they are not. However, myths and misunderstandings about the safety and effectiveness …

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WFP STUDY ON IRON RICE FORTIFICATION CAPACITIES, SUPPLY CHAIN, AND CAMPAIGNINITIATIVES IN THE PHILIPPINES

June 2022 Executive Summary Introduction. The Philippines has been implementing mandatory rice fortification with iron with the passage of Republic Act (RA) 8976 or the Philippine Food Fortification Act on 7 November 2000 with full implementation in 2004. In 2005, the Food for School Program (FSP) of the Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program used iron fortified …

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A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: IMPLEMENTING IRON-FORTIFIED RICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Food and nutrition security in the Philippines, which has generally been improving in recent decades, worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Food Security Index 2022 ranked the Philippines sixty-seventh out of 112 countries, citing the Philippines’ limited availability of nutritious food and unsustainable production methods, among other concerns. Nearly 27 per cent of children under five …

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WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME – A GUIDE TO SETTINGUP RICE FORTIFICATION STANDARDS: EXAMPLES FROM THE ASIA ANDPACIFIC CONTEXT

1. Introduction In 2021, more than half the people affected by hunger in the world (425 million) lived in Asia (1). The factors that can contribute to the micronutrient deficiency burden across various life stages include limited access to diverse and healthy diets due to non-affordability or poor dietary choices resulting from limited knowledge, socio-cultural …

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