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Cape company gets Unicef go ahead to feed world's malnourished children

A Cape Town company has been accredited by Unicef to make food for malnourished children in impoverished countries and where humanitarian aid is required around the world.

The Capricorn Park factory was officially opened on Wednesday and will fulfill its first order on behalf of Unicef to provide the meals to North Korea.

Compact South Africa produces the ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat acute and sever malnutrition.

According to Guy Baxter, Chief Executive of Compact South Africa, the company is the first among the Compact group to produce their meals on the continent.

Baxter say that the factory conditions are ultra-clean to ensure that the products are not contaminated.

We've set up the factory over the last 12 months. We manufacture under almost pharmaceutical grade standards.

Guy Batxer, Chief Executive of Compact South Africa

The product, which can be stored for up to two years, comes in a 92 gram sachet and the company produces a carton per minute. The factory can produce up to 3000 tons of the meal a year.

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