Multi-micronutrient Powders for children aged 6-24 months - BP-5

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Product Description
BP-5 Compact Food is a concentrated compressed food. BP-5 Compact Food can be eaten directly from the package as a biscuit, or eaten as porridge. To make the biscuit into porridge add 200 mL of water to each meal pack, consisting of two BP-5 Compact Food tablets (2x28g).

Product Contents
Each package of BP-5 contains Vitamin B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, C, A, D, E, Folic acid, Ca-D-pantothenate and biotin, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and iodine. BP-5 contains 10mg of iron as ferrous fumarate. BP-5 gives 455 kcal per 100g of product.

Micronutrient Amount
Vitamin B1 0.52 mg
Vitamin B2 0.52 mg
Naicin 6.5 mg
Vitamin B6 0.87 mg
Vitamin B12 1.3 mcg
Vitamin C 40 mg
Vitamin A 1567 IU
Vitamin D 172 IU
Vitamin E 3.5 mg
Folic Acid 130 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 2.2 mg
Biotin 62.5 mcg
Calcium 600 mg
Magnesium 60 mg
Iron 10 mg
Phosphorus 600 mg
Zinc 10 mg
Iodine 100 mcg

Product Packaging
BP-5 has a 5-year shelf life. The product is packed under high vacuum in an air and watertight aluminum tri-ply laminate bag. Because of the compact protective packaging and the versatility with regard to use, BP-5 is suitable for stock storage.

BP-5 costs Euros 1.52 per 500 g box containing nine bars.

Product Shipping Information
Each box of nine BP-5 bars is packaged into a polyethylene-coated carton of 24 boxes weighing 13.6 kg. Fifty-five cartons are put on a 1.17 m3 (1.22m*0.79m*1.21m) pallet for shipping. Shipments can also come as a 20' container containing 1500 cartons and weighing 20.4 MT.

Producer Information
Compact AS in Norway produces BP-5.

Procurement Information
BP-5 is available though UNICEF Supply Division and from the producers. Compact AS has storage facilities in many different countries in Africa and Europe and can have next day delivery to most points through air shipment. For sea shipments to Africa, Asia and South America up to six weeks should be allowed for delivery.

Efficacy Trials
(Sources being investigated)

Production Contact Information
Compact AS
Smoget 29
N-5212 Soefteland
Telephone: +47 56 30 35 00
Fax: +47 56 30 35 40