Grain Millers sue Govt over mandatory food fortification

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) filed a High Court application challenging mandatory food fortification programme effected by the Ministry of Health and Child Care at the beginning of September.

In the case filed yesterday by the association’s deputy national chairman Thembinkosi Ndlovu, GMAZ want sections 4 (i) (b) and (e), 5 (b) and (e) and 7 of the Food Fortification Regulations 2016 purportedly made under and in terms of the Food and Food Standards Act (Chapter 15:0 4) set aside. GMAZ argues that there were Parliament was not consulted in coming up with the enabling act. In terms of the provisions of the food fortification regulations, mealie meal, flour, cooking oil and sugar, among other basic products, must be added with some nutrients before packaging.

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