Fortification of Maize Flour and Corn Meal with Vitamins and Minerals

The World Health Organization released global guidance on the fortification of maize flour and corn meal with vitamins and minerals as a feasible and cost-effective intervention for combating micronutrient deficiencies that may result from inadequate diets. Though evidence is limited, the guideline recommends the fortification of maize flour and corn meal with iron to prevent iron deficiency, especially in women and children. Fortification with folic acid in these same foods is also recommended in order to prevent neural tube defects at birth.

World Health Organization, October 2016.