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Codex Committee for Nutrition Approves Proposal to Start Work on a RUTF Guideline

By: Dacia Whitsett-Morrow

On November 25, 2015, UNICEF presented a discussion paper to the Codex Committee for Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary uses (CCNFSDU) proposing that RUTF has a Codex guideline. This was the second time that UNICEF presented at this committee and requested for this work to begin.

The delegations of South Africa, Uganda and Senegal agreed to co-chair the work, with South Africa leading and France to help with translation between English and French for the development of the guideline.

We believe that this represents a significant win for the CMAM community and will be good tool for countries to use to enable them to manage their own products and supplies. 

Click here to view the discussion paper presented to the Codex Committee.