lunedì 2 luglio 2018
WHO – Nuove linee guida sulla fortificazione del riso con minerali e vitamine come strategia di salute pubblica
“Fortification of rice with vitamins and minerals as a public health strategy: Guideline” is the first evidence-informed guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) for this intervention with this specific food vehicle – rice. The focus of this document is on the use of this intervention as a public health strategy and not on market-driven fortification of rice. Given the many types of rice consumed in various countries worldwide as food vehicles for fortification, as well as an update on the process currently used in fortification of rice kernels, a separate guideline for this food vehicle was deemed necessary. In order to produce this guideline, the rigorous procedures described in the WHO handbook for guideline development were followed.
This guideline complements the WHO/FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Guidelines on food fortification with micronutrients (2006) and the Pan American Health Organization publication, Iron compounds for food fortification: guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean 2002. This document expands the sections on dissemination and updates the summary of evidence used for the guideline, based on the most recent systematic and narrative reviews on the topic.