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Mandatory Food Fortification on the Cards

In Zimbabwe, the government has set national standards for food fortification to address micronutrient deficiencies, especially among children and pregnant women. Fortification efforts will target several commercial staples, including cooking oil, wheat flour, maize meal, and sugar. At the same time, the promotion of production and consumption of biofortified crops and dietary diversity will be combined with nutrition education and public health interventions for actions such as infection control to emphasize a comprehensive approach to addressing Zimbabwe’s widespread malnutrition.

Chronicle, August 2016