Ready-to-use food-maker Edesia pays careful attention to shelf life. They have to. The life-saving peanut pastes they provide at cost to aid organizations like USAID/USDA, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme are made to transform the lives of malnourished children under the age of five who are suffering simply because their families cannot source nutritious food.
Millions of children die needlessly every year because of malnutrition. In fact, malnutrition in some form affects over 220 million children worldwide.
Over 90% of children diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition who receive Plumpy'NutⓇ as part of their treatment plan make a full recovery. And treating malnutrition doesn’t just save lives, it strengthens …
Edesia’s best-known product, Plumpy’NutⓇ, is a ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) made from peanuts, vegetable oil, milk powder, sweet whey, sugar, vitamins, and minerals. It includes no water.
The beauty of this product is that it's ready to use and it's shelf stable. Because it needs no preparation and no refrigeration, it can help save lives in the most remote, inhospitable places on earth.
Quality is non-negotiable
“It’s really imperative that the product is exactly what it’s supposed to be for the very vulnerable populations it’s serving. That’s our top priority, to make sure that it’s safe and appropriate and has the right vitamin and mineral levels throughout its whole 2 year shelf life.”
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"Everything is worth it if we're literally able to help be a part of saving kids' lives. The daily challenges which exist in any workplace become manageable because we are united in the mission of saying that no child should die from starvation in this day and age."
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