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New Codex guideline on ready-to-use therapeutic foods (ATLC)

Codex

Dec 10, 2021

The agreement reached at the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses on a new guideline on Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) means there will now be an official document that can serve as a reference for national governments to use in their policies for nutritional treatment of childhood wasting, says Alison Fleet of UNICEF’s supply division.

This guideline is expected to be used as a tool for regulation of RUTF products that are given to vulnerable populations, and appropriate implementation and the enforcement of the guideline will protect the consumer and ensure RUTF is an effective product enabling recovery and catch up growth of children with wasting.

 

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