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FOOD FORTIFICATION                .....................................  CHAPTER 2.
REQUIREMENTS IN KENYA

FOOD FORTIFICATION LEGISLATION

      National legislation of Food Fortification in Kenya dates back
      to 1978, when the Iodine Deficiency Disorder(IDD) legislation
      was passed. It became mandatory for salt meant for human
      consumption to be fortified with iodine.

      Currently Food Fortification in the country is coordinated by
      the Ministry of Health, under Nutrition and Dietetics Unit. The
      practice is implemented using a multi-sector approach with a
      Public-Private-Partnership that brings together stakeholders
      to form the Kenya National Food Fortification Alliance
      (KNFFA).

      In Kenya, fortification of wheat flour maize flour and vegetable
      fats and oils was made mandatory through the amendment
      of the Regulations of the Food, Drug and Chemical Substance
      Act on 4th June 2012 and published in the Kenya Gazette on
      15th June 2012.

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