The market for functional foods is growing.
The fortification of food and drinks with micro-nutrients offer consumers important benefits: a healthy diet combined with convenience.
SternVitamin, a member of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, develops and produces vitamin and mineral premixes that are tailor-made to customer requirements.
Its premix plants for high-quality ingredients and food supplements in Germany has three fully automatic blending lines with the latest process control and visual display equipment, enabling it to handle throughputs from 100 to 6000kg/hour.
At the beginning of 2008, a modern pharmaceutical-type container blending plant is expected to be commissioned in a new, independent extension to the factory.
As opposed to offering standard products, SternVitamin’s research department develops each vitamin and mineral mixture individually and tests it thoroughly for use in relevant foods.
When making up new premixes, attention is given to synergisms between nutrients and also to cost-effectiveness and optimum processing characteristics of the products.
In applications technology, interdisciplinary cooperation with the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe forms the basis of a high level of innovation.
Its modern Technology Centre, recently enlarged to an area of more than 2000 square-metres, houses a vitamin and micro-nutrient laboratory, a trial bakery, enzyme and milk laboratories, and technical trials departments for delicatessen specialties, meat and lipids.