Fortification programmes in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan have ample supply of fortified foods and a steady distribution network to reach its target populations amid the COVID-19 crisis, but the lack of quality assurance and control is concerning.
A lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus oris) isolated from breast milk and infant faecal material has been identified as a potential effective probiotic for use in functional foods or dietary supplements.
Fortified snack firm Frontier Nutrition has detailed how it will expand its product range, increase distribution and build production facilities in the country as it strives to help tackle malnutrition in Bangladesh.
US-based Frontier Nutrition, a company manufacturing and marketing fortified snacks in Bangladesh, has secured a US$900,000 bridge financing led by DSM Venturing to expand its product line and distribution footprint in Bangladesh.
Multiple micronutrient supplementation before pregnancy may be necessary to minimise the incidence of micronutrient deficiency among rural Bangladeshi women, according to an RCT by researchers in the US, Bangladesh and Thailand.