Flour fortification: tailor-made premixes
Flour fortification: tailor-made premixes

Rich in vitamins: flour for the world

In many countries women and children, especially, suffer from severe deficiency symptoms caused by an inadequate supply of vitamins and minerals. In particular they lack iron, folate and other micro-nutrients. This can be counteracted effectively by fortifying staple foods such as flour.

Flour fortification has become an important topic in the milling industry in recent years. Whereas few countries considered fortifying wheat flour with iron and vitamins just a few years ago, this method has now established itself in over 50 countries at the initiative of the WHO. Mühlenchemie has made a close study of this subject and developed premixes for enriching flour with vitamins and minerals to meet the specific requirements of different countries.

In this way Mühlenchemie makes a valuable contribution to maintaining the health of women and children in countries where an adequate supply of essential nutrients cannot be taken for granted.

Fortification of flour with vitamin and mineral premixes saves lives.

As a leading company in the field of flour enrichment, Mühlenchemie supports the FFI – Flour Fortification Initiative. This international alliance of universities, public institutions and private enterprise seeks to combat vitamin and mineral deficiency in the developing and newly industrialized countries. Its objective is to save lives and promote health. And Mühlenchemie is committed to this goal too.

You will find more information on the initiative and current projects at: http://www.ffinetwork.org/ (External link in new window)

Volkmar Wywiol in the FFI Global Update (PDF 1,6 MB)
More on the subject of Mühlenchemie’s social commitment.

Asia
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Afghanistan V Vitamin A, B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Bangladesh V Vitamin A, B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Cambodia V Folic acid, iron
China V Vitamin A, B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, calcium, zinc
India M Vitamin A, folic acid, iron
Indonesia M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, iron, zinc
Laos V Folic acid, iron
Malaysia P Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, iron
Mongolia P Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Nepal V Vitamin A, folic acid, iron
Pakistan P Vitamin A, B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Philippines M Vitamin A, iron
Taiwan V Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron
Vietnam V Vitamin A, B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Central Asia
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Azerbaijan P Folic acid, iron, zinc
Georgia V Folic acid, iron
Kazakhstan M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Kyrgyzstan M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Tajikistan P Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Turkey P Folic acid, iron
Turkmenistan M Folic acid, iron
Uzbekistan M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Europe
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamine und Mineralstoffe
Albania P Iron
Great Britain / United Kingdom M Vitamin B1, niacin, iron, calcium
Hungary V Folic acid, iron
Ireland V Folic acid
Kosovo M Folic acid, iron
Moldavia M Folic acid, iron
Poland V Folic acid, iron
Romania P Folic acid, iron
Latin America
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Antigua & Barbuda M Iron
Argentina M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Bahamas M Iron
Barbados M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Belize M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Bolivia M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Brazil M Folic acid, iron
Chile M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Colombia M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Costa Rica M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Cuba M Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron
Dominican Republic M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Ecuador M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
El Salvador M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Grenada M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Guadeloupe M Folic acid, iron
Guatemala M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Guyana M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Haiti M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Honduras M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Jamaica M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Mexico M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Nicaragua M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Panama M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Paraguay M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Peru M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Puerto Rico M Folic acid, iron
Saint Vincent M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, calcium
Trinidad & Tobago M Iron
Uruguay M Folic acid, iron
Venezuela M Vitamin B1, B2, niacin, iron

1) M = mandatory; V = voluntary; P = proposed mandatory flour fortification or pilot project

North America
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Canada M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
United States M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Oceania
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Australia M Vitamin B1, folic acid
Fiji M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
New Zealand V Vitamin B1, folic acid
Africa / Middle East
Region M, V, P 1) Vitamins and minerals
Angola V Folic acid, iron
Bahrain M Folic acid, iron
Benin M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Burkina Faso M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Cameroon M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Cape Verde Islands V Folic acid, iron
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) V Folic acid, iron
Côte d’Ivoire M Folic acid, iron
Djibouti P Folic acid, iron, zinc
Egypt M Folic acid, iron
Ghana M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Guinea M Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Iran M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, iron
Iraq M Folic acid, iron
Israel V Vitamin B1, B2, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron
Jordan M Vitamin A, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc, calcium
Kenya M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Kuwait M Folic acid, iron
Lesotho V Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Liberia M Vitamin B1, B2, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Malawi P Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Mali M Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Mauretania M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Morocco M Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Mozambique M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Niger M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Nigeria M Vitamin A, B1, B2, niacin, iron
Oman M Folic acid, iron
Palestinian Territories M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Qatar V Folic acid, iron
Republic of Congo M Iron
Rwanda M Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Saudi Arabia M Vitamin B1, B2, D3, folic acid, niacin, iron, calcium
Senegal M Folic acid, iron
Sierra Leone M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
South Africa M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
Sudan V Folic acid, iron
Syria V Vitamin B1, B2, folic acid, niacin, iron
Tanzania M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Togo M Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, zinc
Uganda M Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, zinc
United Arab Emirates V Folic acid, iron
Yemen M Folic acid, iron
Zimbabwe P Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, iron, zinc

1) M = mandatory; V = voluntary; P = proposed mandatory flour fortification or pilot project
Status at September 2014