November 2nd, 2017 – Happy Vitamin D Day! To facilitate bakeries compliance with new nutrition labelling regulations in the U.S.A. and in Canada, Lallemand is introducing a new range of Instaferm® VitaD® Premixes which are simple blends composed of dried VitaD® yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and wheat flour for inclusion in bread, rolls and fine bakery products.
With the increase in the daily value for vitamin D to 800 IU (20 mcg) and the new serving sizes (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed) for the bakery products, the bakeries that want to continue claiming a Vitamin D in their bread will have to review the bread formulations.
The use of a premix gives more control and flexibility to bakers when considering the vitamin D enrichment of their bread formula. The Instaferm® VitaD® Premix range offers the following advantages:
- Delivers consistency with same levels of quality and vitamin D levels each and every time.
- Absolute convenient and accurate scaling based on the flour weight.
- Specific solutions for any batch size.
- Made 100% from ingredients of vegetarian origin making suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Replaces the use of Vitamin D3 in bread recipes where « good » and « excellent source » Vitamin D content claims are desired and can no longer be achieved using vitamin D2 or D3.
Fortifying Bread with Vitamin D
Bread fortification with Vitamin D is an old practice dating back to the 1940’s. Bread with an elevated level of vitamin D can help consumers avoid Vitamin D deficiency associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, low immunity, rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis.
Under the 21 CFR 184.1950, Vitamin D3 and D2 can be used to fortify grain products, including bread to a maximum level of 90 IU (2.25 mcg)/100g. According to 21 CFR 172.381, Lallemand Vitamin D2 bakers yeast (Vita D® yeast) is the only fortifying ingredient which can be used in yeast-leavened baked goods, baking mixes and yeast-leavened baked snack foods at a maximum level of 400 IU (40 mcg) of Vitamin D per 100 grams in the finished food.
Vitamin D2 bakers yeast may be used safely in bakery products as a source of vitamin D2 up to 90 IU (2.25 mcg)/100g in accordance to Canada Gazette Part I Vol. 145, No. 8.
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