July 2014 marks the end of Liberia’s nine month grace period for local industries and importers to comply with the nation’s adopted food fortification standards. To ensure compliance, Liberia’s first set of inspectors will be trained this week on a national sampling and testing protocol to be implemented at the factory, border, and market levels. Donated iChecks and BASF test kits for quantitative and qualitative testing in the lab and at the border and market levels have been graciously received from GAIN and BASF.
This milestone demonstrates an enormous amount of coordination and planning done on the part of the National Fortification Alliance and the National Standards Laboratory. Project Healthy Children is extremely proud of our government partners, dedicated local industry, and the international community in Liberia for tirelessly working to make arguably one of the hardest implementation phases of a program come to fruition