From Super to Substandard

The World Food Programme is probing how “Super Cereal” porridge—a food aid staple for nursing mothers and children—turned up substandard.
 
While not unsafe to consume, a sample tested last June contained 27% less protein than required—losing its intended curative or preventative effects, nutritionists said.
 
That’s critical to counter malnutrition in countries like Somalia, Yemen, Bangladesh where up to 50,000 tons of the mix purchased by WFP was headed. The UN food agency hasn’t yet pinpointed how its supplier missed the mark—but in an industry with few suppliers, there's little to do but step up quality inspections.
 
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