Quality criteria for multi-micronutrient powders was the only agenda item of a workshop hosted by the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative (SGHI) on September 27–28, 2007 in Toronto. Representatives from UN
agencies (World Food Programme, UNICEF), donors (US Agency for International Development), NGOs
(Micronutrient Initiative, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), the private sector (DSM Nutri – tional Products, Fortitech), private initiatives (Sprinkles Global Health Ini tia tive, Heinz Company Foundation, SIGHT AND LIFE)
and academia (Tufts University, Hospital for Sick Children) reviewed quality criteria for the composition, manufacturing, packaging and labeling of multi-micronutrient powders (Sprinkles™ and Sprinkles™-
sype products), and proposed guidelines for their wide-scale production and distribution.
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