Bread and salt in Kazakhstan is to be fortified with vitamins and minerals to fight diseases arising from iron and iodine deficiency. Within the framework of a project financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), two salt producers and 12 flour millers have reached an agreement with the Health Ministry to start producing fortified bread and salt. Special equipment is being installed by the US company American Ingredients in two flour milling plants, with more to follow by the end of September.