Flour Fortification Overview

Vitaminized Flour

Vitaminized Flour Protects against Deficiency Diseases

More and more countries are now focussing on fortification of flour with vitamins and minerals as part of their preventive health care programmes.

If you would like to offer your customers vitaminized flour, we will help you with the practical aspects – with tailor-made premixes, expert advice and technical equipment such as metering devices.

Leo Schulte-Vennbur, Muehlenchemie

We provide a whole package of measures to ensure that flour fortification can be integrated simply and efficiently into the routine of the mills. And the transfer of knowledge through seminars and workshops plays an important role too, alongside technical and technological support

Leo Schulte-Vennbur, Product Manager Food Aid and Fortification
Mother and baby

Nutritional deficits: the youngest are hardest hit

A permanent undersupply of vitamins and minerals endangers the lives of millions of people around the globe. Babies, children and women, especially, suffer from “hidden hunger”. Bakery products and pasta with added vitamins, minerals and trace elements help to avoid malnutrition.

Flour and micronutrients

A perfect duo: flour and micronutrients

Wheat and maize are an important constituent of the diet in many parts of the world. Fortification with micronutrients during flour production is therefore a very effective way of supplying large sections of the population with iron, zinc, folic acid, vitamin B12 or vitamin A, for example.

Some 90 states have already established binding regulations in the field of flour enrichment and flour fortification as part of their health policy. Mühlenchemie is part of this success story. We produce high-quality fortification compounds, which we continue to develop further at our Stern-Technology Center, and for many years, we have been active in an international network supporting the extension and effective implementation of fortification programmes.

Sustainable flour fortification strategies are implemented by teams from various organizations.

One of the most prominent players in the campaign against nutrition-related deficiencies is the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI). This international alliance of public and private institutions has set itself the task of developing fortification programmes geared precisely to the individual requirements and eating habits of the different countries.

Scott Montgomery, FFI

Mühlenchemie is a reliable and committed partner of the FFI. Together we pursue the vision of an adequate basic supply of vitamins and minerals. In particular, this commitment benefits babies, children and young people, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and also elderly people who have especially high micronutrient requirements.

Scott J. Montgomery, Director Food Fortification Initiative
Undersupply of micronutrients
Annette Bueter, Muehlenchemie

An undersupply of micronutrients can have disastrous effects on health. Typical consequences are retarded growth and development, damage to the nervous system, impaired physical and mental capabilities and increased susceptibility to infection. So by fortifying their flours, millers make an invaluable contribution to maintaining the health of the population.

Annette Büter, Technical Applications Manager Flour Fortification
Flour Fortification Africa
Tom Runge, Muehlenchemie

Flour fortification will continue to gain significance in the next few years. This development is very apparent in the African continent, for example. More and more African states are seeking to ensure an adequate supply of micronutrients to their population for both medical and economic reasons.

Tom Runge, Area Sales Manager

A world without malnutrition …

… to make this vision reality, we pull together with many other firms and organizations. Our most important partners include:


Food Fortification Initiative (FFI)


GIZ: Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W) partnership




BASF Nutrition


Nouryon Micronutrients

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SUN Business Network


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