Ferrazone, Ferric Sodium EDTA, an iron compound developed by AkzoNobel is continuing to gain widespread recognition for its effectiveness in helping to combat iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutrition-related health problem in the world. As health experts call for a global effort to tackle the problem through the fortification of staple foods, AkzoNobel is providing a vital ingredient in the formula with its unique iron compound Ferrazone.
Ferrazone proves to be much more effective than conventional forms of iron, many of which cannot be absorbed by the body. Ferrazone is a highly effective iron source in food fortification (Link to: Chelates.akzonobel.com/applications/iron-food-fortification) to combat iron deficiency anemia. Ferric Sodium EDTA is recommended by the World Health Organization as the preferred iron fortificant for wheat and maize flour. Furthermore Ferrazone can be used in drinks without development of any metallic taste and has been accepted for food use in nearly all countries worldwide.
Ferrazone can be used in many food products, but it is primarily used to fortify foods that are stored in dry form such as powdered beverages, candy bars and flour. Examples of flour-derived products are bread, biscuits and instant noodles. Colored drinks and condiments, such as cola or soy sauce, and functional foods like fortified cereals or sport drinks are also good targets for iron fortification.
Ferrazone can also be used in iron-containing food supplements under various forms (like syrups, sprays, tablets and powder sachets).
There are three grades available:
|Ferrazone®||Food, beverages & supplements|
|Ferrazone® XF||Wheat & maize flour|
AkzoNobel’s bioavailable iron Ferrazone® is produced at its Chelates plant in Herkenbosch, The Netherlands. Ferrazone® is produced under HACCP and FSSC 22000. These certifications ensure a product of the highest quality, meeting stringent food safety requirements.
We have a strong RD&I organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Ferrazone® in your application.