On Thursday 29th April at 2pm CET, the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is hosting its fourth webinar in the 2021 virtual series. The webinar will take stock of progress made in industrial fortification across regional economic communities, and examine areas for future development.
This is an opportunity for all of us working or interested in industrial fortification to participate, share our knowledge, and gain insights from experts in the field.
The Kazakh Academy of Nutrition (KAN) is implementing a national programme on the voluntary fortification of edible oil with vitamins A and D, in partnership with Kazakhstan’s Fat and Oil Union, the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan, BASF and 2FAS. The programme aims to strengthen government regulatory capacity for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC); to create a knowledge base to increase commitment to edible oil fortification; and ultimately to promote the mandatory fortification of edible oil in Kazakhstan.
In November 2020, the Micronutrient Forum held its 5th Global Conference, ‘Connected 2020’. Over two weeks, stakeholders from governments, donors, the food industry, agriculture and international development came together to discuss solutions to micronutrient malnutrition. Due to COVID-19, this year’s conference was a virtual event, with live sessions, on-demand webinars, poster presentations, and a host of resources from the global nutrition community.
In 2018, the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan requested technical and strategic support from 2FAS for the voluntary fortification of edible oil. Working in partnership with the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition (KAN) and BASF (a leading supplier of vitamin A premix worldwide) 2FAS supported the design of this project which includes industry analysis; advocacy; assessment of vitamin A stability in fortified oil; and the training of food inspectors and industry technicians in regulatory monitoring. With the help of BASF, the Eurasian Foods Corporation (a national oil producer) has become a pioneer...
The global COVID 19 pandemic, measures taken to reduce its spread, and the broader economic fallout have disrupted food environments around the world. As a result, food availability and access will be affected in both the short and long term. The nutritional status of vulnerable populations will greatly worsen as income poverty shifts diets towards more affordable staple foods, as fresh fruits and vegetables become less available due to disrupted food systems...
The 2FAS team organised a panel discussion at the European Parliament on 5 February, 2020. Co-hosted by MEP Marco Tarabella, the event was attended by participants from international organisations, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and the EU Parliament.
The European Union has invested substantially in developing and scaling-up food fortification programmes as part of efforts to meet the 2030 Agenda. To match this effort, the 2FAS team was asked to provide EU colleagues with greater knowledge of food fortification, and to give a better understanding of the role that the EU can and should play.