Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs) are highly fortified, oil-based nutrient dense pastes specifically designed for the treatment of malnutrition. They are made from varying combinations of grains, pulses and seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins and minerals. They are precooked and ready to eat straight from the pack. As they are oil-based, bacteria cannot grow in ready- to- use foods which can be stored safely for up to one year without the need for refrigeration. In a resource poor setting, these products are literally life-savers!
Valid Nutrition’s goal is to produce high quality ready-to-use foods in developing countries, made out of locally grown crops, thereby reducing the cost and extending access to RUFs, whilst channelling economic benefits back to local manufacturers and farmers.