According to study, “Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food and Supplementary Food (RUTF & RUSF) Market Size study, by Type (RUTF (Solid (Powder or Blends and Biscuit or Bar), Paste, and Drinkable), RUSF (Solid and Paste)), by Industry (UNICEF, WFP, NGOs), by Distribution and Regional Forecasts 2018-2025” some of the major companies that are currently working in the ready-to-use therapeutic food and supplementary food market are GC Mana Nutritive Aid Products, Valid Nutrition, GC Rieber Compact AS, Nutriset SAS, InnoFaso, Power Foods Tanzania, Tabatchnik Fine Foods, Diva Nutritional Products, Edesia USA, NutriVita Foods, Hilina, Nuflower Foods and Nutrition Pvt., GC Rieber Compact AS, Insta Products, Meds & Food for Kids, Kaira District Cooperative, Samil Industrial Co. Owing to their reliable efforts to improve their product, it is extremely possible for these rigid to retain & in fact develop their market position.
Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) & Ready-to-Use Supplement Food (RUSF) is a food supplements that is proposed to be eaten throughout two months to three months as a part of dietary program to treat sensible acute malnutrition for children six months & older. The product is proposed to be eaten directly from the wrap up with no essential dilution, mixing or cooking. One such package includes daily dosage of 100g. RUSF is prepared through lipid-based paste or spread which is stabilized & individually packaged in a sachet that are packed in strong cartons. RUSF is usually made of heated treated oil seeds & pulses or the cereals, milk powder, sugar, vegetable oils, vitamins & minerals while, RUTF products have energy dense micronutrient with the better pastes used. Some of the important benefits include consumer protection, supply chain security and ease of trade.
Based on type of form of RUTF food market is segmented into paste, solid and drinkable. Solid form include biscuit or bar powder or the blends. Based on type of form of RUSF market is segmented into paste and the solid form. Based on basic ingredients, market is segmented into dried skimmed milk, vitamin & mineral supplement, sugar and oil. Based on processing technology, market is segmented into roasting, blending, germination, milling & sieving, drying, soaking & steeping and packaging (glass bottles, aluminum foil). Based on food programmes market is segmented into World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
The market of ready-to-use therapeutic food and supplementary food is driven by growing malnutrition which is a result of escalating population, followed by the increase in government & NGO concerns and the undernourishment treatment, increased number of emergencies & disasters and the rise in demand for drinkable RUTF products. On the other hand, growing consumer awareness or local government development to move toward the ingredients & risk of contamination adding to the inconsistency in RUTF milk products with some of the obstacles faced by the market.
In 2017, the global RUTF & RUSF market valued as US $432.6 million and is projected to grow with a healthy expansion rate of more than 8.5% over the anticipated period 2018-2025. It is expected that the market to reach at US $831.2 million, by 2025.
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Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications