DSM launches state-of-the-art fortified rice kernel manufacturing plant in India

Hyderabad site uses the latest scientific technology to add nutrition lost during rice production

Royal DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based leader in health and nutrition headquartered in the Netherlands, has launched a new fortified rice kernel manufacturing line near Hyderabad, to support the nutritional needs of people across the country as well as the wider region.  

This is a first-of-its-kind commercial manufacturing facility, utilising ultra-modern technology and the highest-quality production methods to create nutritionally fortified rice kernels. The plant is ISO 22000: 2018 compliant and aims to produce 3,600 tonnes of kernels per year.  

DSM’s unique technology uses vitamins and minerals blended with broken rice, and safely “locked in” through a hot extrusion process to produce new rice kernels. The fully automated technique can provide the exact dosage recommended by governments around the world and prevent over- or under-dosing.

This approach also decontaminates the rice of microbes, ensuring superior purity. The resulting fortified rice kernels are easily blended with raw rice as it looks, cooks and tastes the same. It is an excellent alternative for health-conscious people seeking an innovative approach to achieving health benefits without changing their dietary habits. 

DSM expects the Hyderabad plant will serve as a base to supply India as well as the wider South Asian region, where the staple diet also heavily incorporates rice.  

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