The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has designed new regulatory guidelines governing local food processors in a move aimed at increasing food fortification and tackle malnutrition.
The proposed guidelines, expected to be implemented next month, are also intended to improve the quality of the food that is processed in the country.
The guidelines, according to the regulator, were completed following discussions with processors on the existing gaps among local industries.
The proposal seeks to make it mandatory to fortify maize flour, wheat flour, cooking oil, salt and sugar. Read more …