A new policy brief on a community-based complementary foods (CFs) safety assurance method which improves the nutritional status among children under-five has been published by IMMANA Fellow Abebe Ayelign.
To tackle the challenges of stunting in Ethiopia, developing and promoting communitybased production of complementary foods (CFs) are an efficient means to address the existing problems in complementary feeding practices. As a result, community-based production of CFs was started in 2012 through the support of UNICEF Ethiopia and partners. Ensuring the safety of CFs from the risks of aflatoxin and microbial contamination is important in preventing the challenges of stunting among under-five children. This study found that implementing a method known as HACCP based SOP can prevent the risks of aflatoxin and microbial contamination of CFs.