Training Workshop on Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) for Flour Fortification
15 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Location: TBA, Lusaka, Zambia
Who is Expected
The format of the meeting will follow the schematic for regulatory monitoring as published in the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Guidelines on Food Fortification with Micronutrients, 2006.
In preparation for the workshop, participants will be required to work through the on online training course and complete all the associated quizzes. The workshop will build onto the information already provided in the modules and be separated into sessions giving extensive information on the rationale for fortification, the cost-benefit of fortification, the tools available for advocacy, and monitoring and surveillance.
The agenda will include sessions on:
- food fortification legislation, regulations and standards
- internal monitoring
- external and commercial monitoring
One day of the workshop will consist of practical exposure to laboratory practices and training on fortification of flour in a flour mill. During the workshop, participants will work in groups to develop recommendations and next steps for the effective implementation of fortification.
Sponsors will include Smarter Futures, a partnership that includes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, AkzoNobel, the Food Fortification Initiative, Helen Keller International (HKI) and the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Other partners will be invited to participate as well.