Food Safety

Guidelines on food fortification with micronutrients

By:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Date:
2010 and earlier
Resource type:
Case studies and tools

This 376-page document is WHO’s guidance to countries looking to design and implement food fortification programmes. It compiles data, evidence, and on the ground experience for public health government officials or other implementing agencies, as well as for industry. It covers all forms of fortification, including: mass, targeted, market driven and other forms and therefore has great relevance to public private partnerships on nutrition. Part I introduces fortification as a strategy. Part II summarizes the prevalence, causes and consequences of micro-nutritional deficiencies. Part III provides technical information on chemical forms of micronutrients. Part IV outlines steps in designing and implementing fortification programmes, alongside monitoring and evaluation guidance. Published in 2006, the guidelines took over four years to compile.

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