Bakers Journal

Lallemand introduces Instaferm VitaD premixes

November 6, 2017
By Bakers Journal

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.

There are new nutrition labelling regulations in Canada and the U.S. 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, bakeries that want to continue with a Vitamin D claim 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, reports Lallemand in a press release. The Instaferm VitaD premix range is designed to offer the following advantages:

• Delivers consistency with same levels of quality and vitamin D levels every time.
• Convenient and accurate scaling based on the flour weight.
• Specific solutions for any batch size.
• 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


Fortifying bread with vitamin D is an old practice dating back to the 1940s. Bread with an elevated level of vitamin D can help consumers avoid vitamin D deficiency. 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. Under the 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 (source, Lallemand).

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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