Global Progress

Globally 87 countries have legislation to mandate fortification of at least one industrially milled cereal grain. Of these, 86 countries fortify wheat flour alone or in combination with other grains. The map below reflects the legislation.

  • Red countries (67) have legislation for wheat flour
  • Green countries (14) have legislation for wheat flour and maize flour
  • Orange countries (3) have legislation for wheat flour and rice
  • Blue countries (2) have legislation for wheat flour, maize flour, and rice
  • Yellow country (1) has legislation for rice

See this spreadsheet of countries with mandatory legislation that can be sorted by grain and country.

In addition, eight countries fortify more than half of their industrially milled wheat flour through voluntary efforts. These include Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Lesotho, Namibia, Qatar, Swaziland, and the United Arab Emirates. Lesotho and Namibia also voluntarily fortify more than 50% of their industrially milled maize flour.

Click on the blue boxes for maps reflecting each grain's availability and legislation.

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Mandatory Cereal Grain Legislation - March 2017

Mandatory grain fortification