Manufacturing ready to use therapeutic food in Africa, to fight infant malnutrition is now possible with the collaboration of experts in the field of infant food: UK-based Africa Processing.

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Africa Processing provide turnkey solutions for anyone wanting to start producing ready to use therapeutic food in Africa. We assist clients in all the stages of their projects including business plan creation, product development, product packaging, factory engineering, production startup, onsite training and product launch.

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food to Fight Malnutrition

Malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths, although it is rarely listed as the direct cause. Lack of access to highly nutritious foods, especially in the present context of rising food prices, is a common cause of malnutrition. Poor feeding practices, such as inadequate breastfeeding, offering the wrong foods, and not ensuring that the child gets enough nutritious food, contribute to malnutrition. Infection – particularly frequent or persistent diarrhoea, pneumonia, measles and malaria – also undermines a child’s nutritional status.

A recently developed home-based treatment for severe acute malnutrition is improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children a year. Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) has revolutionized the treatment of severe malnutrition – providing foods that are safe to use at home and ensure rapid weight gain in severely malnourished children.

The advantage of RUTF is that it is a ready-to-use paste which does not need to be mixed with water, thereby avoiding the risk of bacterial proliferation in case of accidental contamination. The product, which is based on peanut butter mixed with dried skimmed milk and vitamins and minerals, can be consumed directly by the child and provides sufficient nutrient intake for complete recovery. It can be stored for three to four months without refrigeration, even at tropical temperatures. Local production of RUTF paste is already under way in several countries including Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger.

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food Target Market

  • Children from 3 years old
  • Having a low daily caloric intake and a low protein intake or severe acute malnutrition
  • Suffering from « invisible malnutrition », ie lacks of vitamins and minerals

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food Production Line

We assess existing equipment, if any, and recommend the most suitable and cost effective RUTF production lines to start a local ready to use therapeutic food manufacture.

The equipment, its cost and your future return on investment will vary depending on elected packaging solutions. Africa Processing can, however, help you make the right choices right from the initial outset of your project.

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food Process and Recipes

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food Production Line AfricaAfrica Processing offers easy-to-implement recipes and manufacturing processes for ready to use therapeutic food manufacturing. All of our recipes are tailor-made to match your local market needs in terms of taste and market price.

Our RUFT recipes incorporate ingredients that are safe, easy to use, competitively-priced, profitable and adaptable to consumer taste. We also adapt our recipes and processes to the existing equipment so you can start production without having to make a huge investment.

 

Three reasons to choose Africa Processing to set up your ready to use therapeutic food manufacturing line

  1. Easy-to-use: we provide ingredients, industrial processes, recipes, RUTF manufacturing lines and corresponding packaging solutions.
  2. Competitive and profitable: we offer attractive prices, optimised supply chain and fast access to the market.
  3. Local production: your brand, your design, your target market, your success!

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