Korean Fortified Food Development for UN Organizations and WFP Procurement

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Seoul, South Korea, December 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A consortium has been formed by Korean research institutes to develop vendor registration and export business models for UN procurement under the Fortified Foods project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFRA) . Funding was received from the Bureau of Procurement (KIP), BSR KOREA Corp, and the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) on behalf of three beneficiary Korean food manufacturers (Soul Nature Food, J Food Service, and KEIL Corp). rice field.

The manufacturer has developed emergency relief food with Korean rice as the main ingredient for three years (2020-2022) to contribute to a sustainable community. BSR KOREA, one of the host institutions, said that the project will help manufacturers to meet the needs of United Nations agencies such as the World Food Program (WFP) by supporting strict quality control, due diligence, bidding strategies and invitations to international organizations. to help them enter the public procurement market. , and global marketing strategy, and product development.

Soul Nature Food, one of the ISO 14001 and 9001 certified manufacturers, specializes in both general food and health functional food. Recently, we have developed cereal foods called super powders and super cereals as relief food that can be nutritious simply by cooking in remote areas where conditions are limited.

J Food Service is famous as a food premix manufacturer and has obtained HACCP, HALAL, and FSSC22000. They have developed an energy bar as a relief food containing an 8-grain powder mix containing non-glutinous rice, wheat, brown rice and barley.

KEIL Corporation is developing hydrolyzed protein production technology derived from edible insects, aiming to be the leader in the alternative food industry in Korea. They are one of South Korea’s leading green biomaterials providers and the strongest player in the edible mealworm business. Mealworms are considered the best alternative food for reducing carbon emissions. KEIL values ​​its products to combat food crises in vulnerable communities such as African countries.

upon June 22ndBSR KOREA invited officials from international organizations and government agencies Kenya When Uganda (Minister of Health, Deputy Minister of Health and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce) and provided an opportunity to introduce our products and technology to beneficiary manufacturers. Local government officials, procurement prime his vendors, and manufacturers had productive discussions by sharing strategic plans for entering the procurement market.

Foreign officials and major vendors acknowledged the competitiveness of South Korea’s nutritional food products and emphasized that this meaningful discussion called for will lead to food resilience and a sustainable food chain. It is expected that Korean companies will recognize the possibility of entering the UN procurement market in the near future.

Source BSR Korea

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