Fortification of staple foods and condiments with vitamins and minerals is a powerful nutrition intervention that reaches hundreds of millions across the world. Today, over 140 countries support salt iodization,1 85 have mandated cereal grain fortification,2 and dozens have programs focusing on fortifying edible oils and condiments. The evidence of the health impact of these programs is growing. However, despite this global traction and impact, in many countries fortification programs are not currently reaching their full potential. Reinforcement is needed in improving regulatory frameworks, monitoring, management, and quality control. It will take renewed commitments to expand, improve and sustain fortification programs in LMIC.
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