Examples of Monitoring Documents

An important part of any fortification program is monitoring to ensure the nutritional value. Click on the country name below for examples of monitoring documents from countries with rules and procedures for the external, commercial, and import-level monitoring of cereal grains. Examples of national monitoring reports and impact evaluations of cereal grain fortification are also included.

Documentation of a National Committee that Oversees Cereal Grain Fortification

  • Ethiopia: National Nutrition Programme (excerpt)
  • Guatemala: Comisión Nacional para la Fortificación, Enriquecimiento y/o Equiparación de Alimentos (excerpt)

Rules and Operating Procedures for External Monitoring of Cereal Grain Fortification at Mill Level by National Authorities

External monitoring is when government authorities (such as food safety inspectors) test products at mills periodically to ensure that fortification meets the country's specifications.

  • Indonesia: Obligatory Application of the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) for Wheat Flour as a Foodstuff (excerpt)
  • Liberia: The National Fortification Alliance of Liberia, General Sample Taking Procedure at Point of Production
  • Tanzania: Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority, Guidelines for Conducting External Monitoring Food Fortification (page numbers 4-15)

Rules and Operating Procedures for Commercial Monitoring of Cereal Grain Fortification at Retail Level by National Authorities

Commercial monitoring is when food safety inspectors check retail stores to be sure the fortified product is in the marketplace.

  • Ghana: Food and Drugs Board, Guidelines for Millers & Food Control Agencies (page 36-40) (Post-market surveillance)
  • Liberia: National Fortificaiton Alliance of Liberia, General Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Commercial Monitoring

Rules and Operating Procedures for Verification of Cereal Grain Fortification at Import Level by National Authorities

Import monitoring is when government authorities examine products at points of entry to ensure that any imported flour/rice is fortified at levels that match the country¿s standards.

  • Indonesia: Obligatory Application of the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) for Wheat Flour as a Foodstuff (excerpt)
  • Senegal: Department of Domestic Trade, Manual of Procedures (page 21-24)
  • Liberia: National Fortification Alliance of Liberia, General Quality Assurance at Ports and Borders

National Report on the Status of Cereal Grain Fortification Monitoring and Compliance

  • Chile: Informe Programa Fortificación de Harinas, Departamento de Salud Ambiental, Subdepartamento de Alimentos y Nutrición
  • Uganda: Quality of Fortified Foods in Uganda, Ministry of Health Food Fortification Program, National Monitoring Report
  • West Bank: Analysis of Inspection Results from Salt and Wheat Flour Samples Taken in The West Bank (highlighted)

Impact Evaluations of Cereal Grain Fortification Programs

  • Fiji: Impact of Iron Fortified Flour in Child Bearing Age (CBA) Women in Fiji
  • Jordan: Effect of Folic Acid Fortification on the Incidence of Neural Tube Defects
  • South Africa: The South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) (excerpt); Vitamin A Status of Females of Reproductive Age