Welcome to the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx), an analysis and visualization tool for data on food fortification. Food fortification adds essential vitamins and minerals, called micronutrients, to commonly consumed foods to prevent nutritional deficiencies. We call these commonly consumed foods that can be fortified food vehicles because they “deliver” nutrients.
Food fortification is one of the most scalable, sustainable and cost-effective interventions to combat micronutrient malnutrition.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies affect people globally – impacting their health and limiting their ability to contribute to the economic well-being of their communities and countries.
Designed for, and by the fortification community, the GFDx provides all the data necessary to track global progress on food fortification, and to enable decision makers to use data to improve the quality of national fortification programs.
The GFDx aggregates and visualizes data on five commonly fortified foods: maize flour, edible oil, rice, salt, and wheat flour. The GFDx includes indicators on food fortification legislation from 1940 to the present, fortification standards, food availability, and intake for over 190 countries. Within the GFDx site, you are able to generate custom maps, charts, and tables or download data for offline analysis. The GFDx will be continually updated as new data and information become available.
Data on proportion of food industrially processed, availability of regulatory monitoring protocols, fortification quality, and population coverage will be added soon.
Suggested Citation: Global Fortification Data Exchange. [Accessed dd/mm/yyyy.] http://www.fortificationdata.org.