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.
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.
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.
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.
A world without malnutrition …
… to make this vision reality, we pull together with many other firms and organizations. Our most important partners include: