Today, not only does the Gain Premix Fund (GFP) support all GAIN fortification programs, but also major international organizations and private industries. While GAIN's programs constituted the bulk of premix sourced through the GPF initially, partnerships established during the past four years have shifted the GPF's demand profile to one driven by international organizations.
The GPF focuses on vitamins and minerals used to fortify a number of products such as salt and similar products with iodine (potassium Iodate); flour (wheat, maize, rice): with multi-micronutrient fortificants including iron, zinc, folic acid, other B vitamins, and vitamin A; edible oils: with vitamin A palmitate and vitamin D;Fortified blends such as Super Cereal, Corn Soy Blend or Wheat Soy Blend: with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, D3, E, K1, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, iodine, iron, zinc, di-calcium phosphate, and potassium chloride; and other food vehicles, such as fortified biscuits, infant food cereals, complementary foods, complementary food supplements, condiments, and micronutrient sachets.
The GPF's quality assurance/quality control activities in 2013 included becoming a primary distributor for BioAnalyt rapid test kits - which test levels of fortification in, for instance, flour - that are accurate, reliable, fast, simple to use, portable and economic. These kits are recommended for field use and do not require access to a laboratory. Inspectors and others involved with food quality can easily be trained and do not need laboratory skills.
Between July 2009 and December 2013, the GAIN Premix Facility directly provided approximately $42 million in premix and single micronutrients to 39 countries. It is estimated that the GPF reached - and improved the nutrition of - 536 million consumers in developing countries with affordable premix of certified quality. Through collaboration with the World Food Program and its approved food manufacturers, it is estimated that the GPF supplied premix and micronutrients to an additional 22 countries through distribution of foods fortified with GPF premix.