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Valid Nutrition and Insta Products announce collaboration in East Africa

Valid Nutrition (VN) and Insta Products EPZ Limited (Insta) have entered into a collaboration in East Africa covering the provision of Ready to Use Foods (RUF) within the region. Valid Nutrition is a not-forprofit company, registered as an Irish charity,whose goal is to provide appropriate foods for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition to all who need them. Insta is a well established manufacturer of flour based nutritional products for emergency feeding programmes throughout East Africa, working closely with UNICEF, USAID, WFP and other major humanitarian agencies. Insta's plant is based in Nairobi within the duty free zone.

Under the collaboration announced in June 2008, Insta will manufacture under licence and distribute VN's branded range of RUF recipes within East Africa. A plant will be established in Nairobi alongside Insta's existing operations to service the Kenyan market; it is expected that the plant will be operational by the end of 2008. Operations in other countries within East Africa will be jointly developed either through exports, the establishment of new factories, or collaborations with other third party food manufacturers.

As part of the collaboration, Insta and VN will also undertake joint research into the development of cheaper products, as well as new products specifically for use in treating and preventing under-nutrition.

For more information, contact: Derek Staveley, CEO Valid Nutrition. Email: derek@validnutrition.org Tel. +353 (0) 86 3800665 Fax: +353 (0) 1 4811794 Website: www.validnutrition.org

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Valid Nutrition and Insta Products announce collaboration in East Africa. Field Exchange 34, October 2008. p18. www.ennonline.net/fex/34/nutrition

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