You are listening to Assurance and Action, the podcast of your total quality assurance provider Intertek. Today, I am joined by Intertek’s Sandra Meixner, the Global Programme Manager for ATEC Food Authenticity Services, Britta Bellersen, Team Leader of Supply Chain Management and Food Services and Gerhard Rimkus, Senior Food Consultant.
Fortification of staple foods is a safe, low-cost, effective and evidence based public health intervention aimed at aimed at ensuring access to micronutrients to the general population including the most vulnerable.
At every life stage, micronutrients are crucial to immune system function and resilience to infectious disease.
This brief makes the case for large scale staple food fortification as a critically important tool to fight malnutrition in general, and even more so during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The platform provides access to critical indicators at the national level on large scale food fortification, as well as tools to aid in visualization of this data. The platform provides access to critical indicators at the national level on large scale food fortification, as well as tools to aid in visualization of this data.
The GAIN premix facility (GPF) is continuing to go from strength to strength. So far we have sourced over USD73 million worth of vitamin and mineral premix, delivered across 48 countries, helping to improve nutrition for an ever-growing number of people in developing countries. It is estimated that the GPF reaches 120 million consumers every year in developing countries with affordable premix of certified quality.