Emergency food ration,500g/CAR-24

Ready-to-eat fortified and cereal based dry compressed food, 9 bars per pack of 500g, 24 packs per carton. To be eaten directly or as a porridge prepared by adding small amount of boiling water or boiling milk. Each bar weighs minimum 55g.
Indicative Price 58.00 USD
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General Description
Emergency Food Ration, 500g packs, 24 units per carton.

Technical specifications
Fortified and cereal based dry compressed food, 9 bars per pack of 500g, 24 packs per carton. Each bars weighs minimum 55g.

Baked wheat, partially hydrogenated vegetable fat, sugar, vegetable soya protein, malt, vitamins and minerals.
No ingredients of animal origin
Allergen statement: May contain traces of milk.

Energy content
Tablet of 28g: 128kcal/531kJ
Bar of 56g: 254kcal/1.061kJ
Unit of 500g: 2.290kcal/9.572kJ
Carton of 12kg: 54.960kcal/229.733kJ

1 carton with 24 units of 500g supplies 24 daily Emergency Food Rations for adults.

Nutrition content per 100 g
Energy value: 440 kcal
Proteins: 12-16% of weight
Carbohydrates: 57-61% of weight
Fat: min 15% of weight

Vitamin A: 0.47mg
Vitamin B1: 0.52mg
Vitamin B2: 0.8mg
Vitamin B6: 0.87mg
Vitamin B12: 1.3mcg
Vitamin C: 40mg
Niacin: 8mg
Vitamin D: 4.3mcg
Vitamin E: 7.0mg
Folic acid: 130mcg
Calcium pantothenate: 3.0mg
Biotin: 62.5mcg

Minerals (typical values)
Calcium: 400-600mg
Potassium: 300-400mg
Magnesium: 100-140mg
Sodium: <290mg
Iron: >9mg
Phosphorous: 400-600mg
Zinc: >9mg
Copper: 0.8-1.2mg
Selenium: 20-30mcg
Iodine: 80-120mcg

Storage, Transport and delivery
Packaging allows airdrop delivery. Store in a cool dry place below 30 degrees Celsius

Shelf life
5 years

Packaging and weight & volume
Unit pack of 500g: 2 pieces (tablets) Emergency Food Ration (EFR) per bar, wrapped in wax paper; 9 bars shrink wrapped in a polyethylene film and vacuum sealed in a layer laminated Alu-foil bag, covered by a carton box.

Carton: 24 unit packs of 500g EFR in a shipping carton. One carton weighs 12kg, volume 0.017m3

Application for use
Product can be eaten directly (without any preparation) or as porridge mixed with water or milk.
Eat slowly and chew well, ensure drinking water is available.
Porridge is the preferred preparation for children from 6 months to 2 years. When prepared as porridge, crumble and mix into boiling drinking water (1 bar + 100-200ml liquid).

Target population
Adults and children aged 6 months and older
Adults and children aged 6 months and older suffering from moderate malnutrition.

Not recommended to be used for SAM, when RUTF is available.
Not recommended for children below 6 months of age.

Emergency scenarios
1.Quick on-set, natural or man-made disasters and before local foods can be prepared and/or distributed.
2.For use in Food Air-drops
3.Disaster preparedness/storage.
4.Supplementary feeding programmes (short term)

Other scenarios
As a food supplement for prevention/treatment of moderate malnutrition.
As a temporary measure for supplementary feeding when super cereals (Corn Soya Blends) are not available.

Emergency Item
This material is part of the Emergency Supply List for Nutrition

Alternative products if item is not available
High Energy Biscuits (with inferior nutritional and logistical properties);
Supercereals (S0000294, S0000295).
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