Manual or Guideline

IFC Scan Guide: Policy and Regulatory Dimension of Food Safety, Food Fortification, Food Loss and Waste, and Livestock Production

May 11, 2022

IFC Scan Guide is a new tool developed by the IFC Food Safety Advisory team to support the analysis of the policy and regulatory dimensions of four aspects of a country’s national food system: food safety, food fortification, food loss and waste, livestock production (animal welfare and use of antibiotics). The publication provides a list of assessment questions in these four areas to allow users to identify challenges and transformations. Identifying the challenges and transformations could increase efficiency in protecting consumers, improving national food safety while supporting and creating a sustainable food industry Initially developed at the request of IFC teams engaged in the food sector across emerging markets, the IFC Scan Guide incorporates years of experience of IFC specialists working in different regions and contexts. Our team hope that this Scan Guide will become a useful and practical assessment tool for everyone who is involved in developing, maintaining, or improving national food systems.