Iron fortification: country level experiences and lessons learned.

  title={Iron fortification: country level experiences and lessons learned.},
  author={Venkatesh Mannar and Erick Boy Gallego},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={132 4 Suppl},
Iron fortification has been used to enhance iron intake in many developed countries for more than 50 years, but only in the last decade has this strategy been applied on a large scale to other parts of the world. Iron fortification of rice is being instituted in the Philippines. Initially, the rice will be produced in government-controlled rice mills and sold at low cost mainly to low income families. Efforts to improve the technology (using coating or extrusion techniques) are currently… CONTINUE READING

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