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San Miguel Foods, DOST partner to standardize Nutribun formulation

San Miguel Foods on Monday said it has partnered with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology in efforts to standardize the formulation of the Nutribun used in government feeding programs.

The partnership — formalized through a memorandum of agreement — will cover premixes which will be used by the government’s adaptors or the makers of enhanced Nutribuns distributed to children beneficiaries.

San Miguel Foods will also provide funding for FNRI’s research through its flour milling unit San Miguel Mills Inc., with the company’s supply chain and logistical resources set to complement the government’s network of NutriBun adaptors, expanding the program’s reach across the country.

“With our huge production capacities and DOST’s research capabilities, we can develop and deliver safe, delicious, and nutritious meals that fuel the mind and body, and invigorate the Filipino spirit,” San Miguel Foods president Francisco “Butch” Alejo III said in an emailed statement.

A poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) found that 12.6% of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger in December 2023, up from 9.8% in September.—AOL, GMA Integrated News