Mandatory food fortification starts in July

Mandatory food fortification starts in July

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE is set to start mandatory food fortification for maize meal, sugar, cooking oil and wheat flour with effect from July 1, 2017, government has announced. Food fortification is a process where vitamins and minerals are added to food during processing and this is done to provide people with adequate vitamins and minerals to prevent various nutrient deficiency diseases. The country adopted food fortification since 1994, when mandatory salt iodations was introduced as a measure to eradicate iodine deficiency disorder including goiter. In a statement, Ministry of…

Read More

RBZ forecasts annualized inflation at 2-3%

RBZ forecasts annualized inflation at 2-3%

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) forecasts inflation to close the year in the 2-3 percent bracket as the economy rebounds from a sustained deflationary period. Zimbabwe’s return to positive inflation in March was met with anxiety by the public which bore the brunt of the hyperinflationary era of 2006-8 that wiped out savings and decimated the local currency. However, RBZ deputy governor Kupikile Mlambo said the return of inflation into positive territory was welcome and would bolster economic growth as long as it remained in the…

Read More