Bureau of Indian Standards to establish quality standards for fortified rice processing machines

INDIA – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), is looking to set quality standards for machines that make fortified rice kernels, as the country aims to tackle malnutrition by stepping up efforts to provide fortified rice through various government programmes. Rice fortification is done in order to increase essential micronutrients in rice to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply. In India, rice is fortified largely by using extrusion technology. Under the extrusion process, milled rice is first pulverized and mixed with a premix containing vitamins and minerals. Fortified…

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