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    The value of a ready-to-use therapeutic food guideline for severe acute malnutrition

    Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) are used in the treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) without medical complications. This article focuses on the value of an RUTF guideline. Knowing what is required for children with SAM helps manufacturers produce safe, efficacious, and good quality products, which will ultimately benefit end users. It will also help with the evaluation of products and provide guidance for researchers or innovators.   Keywo...