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EDESIA

When quality is life

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.

Big problem

Big problem

Millions of children die needlessly every year because of malnutrition. In fact, malnutrition in some form affects over 220 million children worldwide.

Bite-sized solution

Bite-sized solution

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 …

Water activity is critical

“You might think that moisture would not be an issue with a product like Plumpy’NutⓇ, and in a sense that’s true. We don’t include or add water. But setting the right water activity spec and manufacturing to that spec is critical for the safety and quality of our products.”

Theraputic Food

Theraputic Food

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.

Shelf Stable

Shelf Stable

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.”

Why help now

"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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Talk to an expert

“The most common recipients are babies, 6 months to 24 months. They’re the ones waiting for it, and we need to make sure they’re getting exactly what they need.”

Maria Kasparian
Executive Director, Edesia

WATER ACTIVITY COUNTS

Water activity’s usefulness as a quality and safety measurement was suggested when it became evident moisture content could not adequately account for microbial growth fluctuations.

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Measure water activity with an average 5 minute read time and ±0.003 aw accuracy.

 
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About Edesia

Edesia’s mission is to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations. They supply ready-to-use foods at cost to humanitarian and non-profit organizations around the world. Workers at Edesia’s production facility in Rhode Island hail from over 20 countries, and many are former refugees who experienced the kind of extreme food insecurity Edesia seeks to end. Recently, Edesia introduced a new consumer product to the U.S. market. 100% of proceeds go toward helping Edesia end malnutrition worldwide.