“He explained that this important step in the fight against childhood anemia and chronic malnutrition is given thanks to the approval of a Ministerial Resolution of Minsa, of the Certificates of Approval of Fortified Rice.”, said El Peruano on Tuesday.
The formula for the fortified rice was developed by the National Center for Food and Nutrition (Cenan) of the INS. It contains ten micronutrients and is composed of vitamin A, B1, B3, B6, B12, D, E, folic acid, iron and zinc.
The rice will be able to be purchased with special tokens in order to ensure the opportunity, quality and transparency in the process all over the country.
“The approval turns out to be an important tool for purchasing processes in local and regional governments, thus initiating the implementation process of acquisition of fortified rice for social programs and other purchases of the Peruvian Government,” Vásquez added.
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