This past year has been an exciting time for us as we have made great progress in the development of an innovative new product to add to our existing line of products. This product called VitaNut-Pro is what is known as a Ready to Use Food (RUF), and will have enormous benefit for addressing moderate to severe malnutrition around the world.
This highly innovative ready to eat product is an energy-dense, nutritionally fortified paste consisting of cereals, soy, peanut, vitamins and minerals, and is lactose free. VitaNut-Pro will have a shelf-life of 18 months under adverse conditions.
There are three varieties of the product depending on the specific needs of the situation.
VitaNut-Pro GP– For use in general population.
VitaNut-Pro PLW– for use with pregnant and lactating women or those with HIV/AIDS.
VitaNut-Pro IC– For use with malnourished infants and children.
The year 2010 saw the renovation of an under utilization portion of our existing facilities for the production of VitaNut-Pro. The formula has been tested and approved, packaging is being finalized, and the new equipment has been installed and is being configured and tested. A couple of trial productions runs created quite a stir among the Breedlove staff as we were able to see everyone's teamwork result in a tangible product.
Barring any unexpected delays, predictions are that within the next six to eight weeks, we will be rolling out the product to fill the first orders of VitaNut-Pro.
The successful implementation of this new product will take Breedlove to an even greater level of fulfilling its mission of partnering globally to provide nutritious food to the world's most vulnerable.
We look forward to 2011 with anticipation of all that can be done to fight the growing threat of hunger and malnutrition globally using VitaNut-Pro. We hope you will join us in that fight as financial partners. We need your help!