UNICEF Supply Division hosted a Supplier Conference for manufacturers of Ready to Use Lipid Based Foods (RUTF and RUSF) in Copenhagen on March 19, 2013
The one day conference, organised in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and World Food Programme (WFP), provided the opportunity to meet face to face with the industry. Updates and opportunities to enhance the quality of these important products for children in need were discussed. The presentations focused on quality assurance for RUTF and RUSF products, including the producers perspective of new specifications, microbiological safety of RUTF as well as a review of microbiological product specifications.
34 companies and organisations participated in the conference.
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Peter S. Jakobsen, Jan Komrska - UNICEF - Q A for Therapeutic Foods, Future Areas of Focus
Ismael Barmou - Plumpy Field Network - Coping with new Specifications from the Producers Perspective
Errol Collins - DIVA - QMS response to C. Sakazakii
Margo E Stoner, Mark Manary - Project Peanut Butter - Microbial Challenges of Using Local Ingredients in RUTF
Sarah Cahill, Peter Embarek - FAO & WHO - Microb. Safety of Lipid based RUTF
Jean-Louis Cordier - ICMSF - Quality Assurance in Low Moisture Foods
Hanane Bouzambou - WFP - RUTF, RUSF and LNS review of Product Specifications
UNICEF, MSF and WFP developed together the Inter-Agency Questionnaires covering Manufacturer Quality and Product Quality. Odile Caron from MSF introduced and explained theses tools.
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Previous meetings in 2009 - 2012View Details, Agenda and Presentations by following the below links
Specialized Food - Product Quality Assessement
The INTERAGENCY PRODUCT QUESTIONNAIRE aims to get more details/information about the product and the controls implemented in the factory, to prevent finished products from main microbiological, chemical and physical risks.
Manufacturer Quality Assessment
The INTERAGENCY MANUFACTURER QUALITY QUESTIONNAIRE applies to all specialized food (ready to use or not) suppliers. It aims to get more details/information about the quality management system in place at the factory, the production means, and the controls implemented in the factory to prevent final products from main microbiological, chemical and physical risks.