R.U.T.F Background & Advantages
Following the consensus on community-based management for severe malnutrition reached in a informal consultation in 2005, WHO has worked with UNICEF on the development of a field manual on community-based management of severe malnutrition, and the IMCI guidelines have been revised to take account of the new home-based treatment.
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 and provides sufficient nutrient intake for complete recovery, requires no refrigeration or water for preparation, and has a 2-year shelf life when vacuum sealed.
Procurement of shelled Peanuts Drying & de-shelling of peanuts:
Blending with other ingredients, oil, milk powder, sugar & vitamins & minerals. Stabilising the product and filling in 92g pouches. Other products with alternative ingredients - RUSF.