Staple food fortification

Increasing nutrition in developing countries with the micronutrient fortification of staple foods

There are no simple solutions to micronutrient deficiencies and the life-threatening conditions they cause in at-risk populations around the globe. These conditions often harm the most vulnerable, especially young women and children. Accordingly, each challenge requires a nutritionally, logistically, and culturally tailored approach to staple food fortification. 


At Prinova, we use our expertise and resources to help develop food fortification solutions for developing countries. These can include staple food premixes and vitamin-fortified flour that can make a lasting impact against any micronutrient deficiencies they might face. Therefore, as a proud member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), we support the vision of the Food Fortification Initiative and help supply the World Food Programme and other development organisations.

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To learn more about our work as GAIN-approved premix suppliers, contact our team today and discover how we can advance human nutrition for your products.

Part of the staple food fortification solution

Fortifying staple foods can help overcome serious micronutrient deficiency challenges. Significantly, vitamin-fortified flour and rice have repeatedly proven superior, cost-effective delivery vehicles for custom nutrition, including iron, zinc, folic acid, and B vitamins. As a result, these nutrients reduce the risk of infant neural tube defects and help prevent anaemia in the human body. 


At Prinova, we’re committed to advancing human nutrition and being part of the staple food fortification solution. Therefore, as a nutrition ingredients supplier of choice for non-governmental organisations, suppliers, manufacturers, millers, and related agencies worldwide, we’re proud to apply our expertise, connections, and capabilities to global nutrition development.


Deep nutritional knowledge

Prinova is one of the most trusted names in the industry, bringing deep knowledge of the science and business of nutrition in developing countries. In fact, we’re one of the few global partners who can provide everything from single ingredients to custom nutrient premixes. Together with this knowledge, our strong technical expertise in specialist areas, including micronisation and particle size enhancement, is guaranteed. 

Nutrient premix expertise

Solving malnourishment challenges often requires the strategic integration of multiple nutrients. Therefore, our experts can create staple food premixes, combining ingredients into efficient, stable, cost-effective powder or liquid forms. Our development team also works with millers, food manufacturers, and product developers to create premix solutions, including compliance with mandated, voluntary, or pilot projects.

Vitamin-fortified flour

Together with cooking oils and other micronutrient food fortification ingredients, flour can be fortified to target specific conditions. To that end, you can take advantage of our expertise in wheat flour fortification, maize, rice flour, and other staple food applications, including cooking oils, spreads, and margarine. Our expert team can also develop product samples, prototypes, and different formulations to enhance development and production.

Global manufacturing facilities

Wherever nutrition is needed in developing countries, Prinova can deliver it by using our strategic locations around the globe. Because we maintain our own ingredient inventories and premix facilities, we can be adaptable and agile, helping us respond quickly and meet any demand. With multiple facilities in Europe, China, and the United States, we provide manufacturing for micronutrient food fortification worldwide.


Talk to our team about our staple food fortification capabilities and how we can help develop your product.

Prinova — quality, compliance, safety

As GAIN-approved premix suppliers, Prinova ensures quality, compliance, and safety come first in everything we do. With rigorous quality control at each production phase, we pay strict attention to consistency and meeting the Indonesian National Standards (SNI) and any requested compliances (e.g. halal).


Our facilities operate under Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards, and we regularly use external labs (including SGS, Eurofins, and Covance) to confirm the highest product compliance and quality, transparency, and accuracy standards across our staple food fortification premixes.


Learn more about how Prinova meets the strict quality, safety, and compliance standards you’re looking for.

Supply chain security

Supply chain security is essential to any manufacturing process, and by partnering with Prinova, you gain access to a world-leading supplier of vitamins, amino acids, and food additives such as sweeteners, preservatives, and plant proteins. 


As a full-service company of staple food premixes with an integrated distribution division, we have direct relationships with leading suppliers and can offer unmatched ingredient access and complete supply chain confidence. Consequently, we can ensure a continuous sourcing supply and stable pricing giving you better value.


Find out how our sourcing and supply chain management make us the perfect partner for your business.

Defeating deficiencies through targeted nutrition

Micronutrient deficiencies, including iron, vitamin A, and zinc, pose significant health challenges in various regions worldwide. However, as a leader in nutrition in developing countries, Prinova offers an advanced approach to fighting these deficiencies through targeted nutrition, providing customised staple food fortification and premixes to improve global health and well-being. Here are some of the most urgent challenges related to micronutrient deficiency and the health conditions they’re thought to cause.

Vitamin A

Childhood blindness, eye diseases, infections

Thiamine (B1)

Nervous system (beriberi)

Riboflavin (B2)

Anaemia, metabolism

Niacin (B3)

Skin disease (pellagra)

Pyridoxine (B6)


Folic Acid (B9)

Anaemia, brain and spine defects

Cyanocobalamin (B12)

Cognitive function

Vitamin D

Bone health


Bone health


Anaemia, maternal health


Reproduction, thyroid function


Anaemia, immunity, stunted growth

Essential amino acids

Immunity, stunted growth

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Sources: Why Fortify

‘Child Stunting is Associated with Low Circulating Essential Amino Acids’, Semba R.D., Shardell M., Sakr Ashour F.A., Moaddel R., Trehan I., Maleta K.M., Ordiz M.I., Kraemer K., Khadeer M.A., Ferrucci L., Manary M.J. (2016) EBioMedicine, 6, pp. 246-252.

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Reach out to our expert team to discover how Prinova, as GAIN-approved premix suppliers, can enhance human nutrition through your products.