Besides its nutritional properties
and exclusive formulation, the Nu3 products have
other advantages that make them both a healthy and
profitable option. This last point is justified by
the following characteristics:
doesn’t require cold storage
Since the Nu3 products are dehydrated, they must be
mixed with different proportions of boiled drinkable
water so that they can be consumed (Drinks) or mixed
with drinkable water so that they can be cooked according
to the specifications of each product.
This is a highly differential advantage since the cold
chain required by most fresh products- before their
elaboration- such as meats and milk products, must
be strictly respected. If not, the total or partial
quality of the product will be lost and this will include
a possible increase in the bacterial reproduction with
the consequent food contamination.
Sometimes the accomplishment of the cold chain is obstructed
by logistic or equipment problems: the equipment for
cold temperature usually breaks down or doesn’t
have enough capacity for all the raw material. That
is why the substitution of fresh food products for
dehydrated food products of equal characteristics turns
up to be beneficial not only because their quality
is guaranteed but also because their useful life is
The food-transmitted diseases (FTD) are a major morbimortality
cause around the world. Just in Argentina during the
year 2000, nearly 2.100 people fell ill because of
food causes. Out of this total, the greatest percentage
(84%) of the affected people corresponds to massive
outbreaks (institutions, community centers or workplaces).
Among the involved food products we could name meat,
milk products, and pasta. These food products require
the utmost care in their refrigeration and hygiene
as well as a safe manipulation. That is the reason
why the Health Ministry recommends especial attention
and control measures to guarantee the quality of these
safety is a major public health problem since
the food-transmitted diseases are perhaps the
most generalized problem in the world.
The contaminated food products cause diseases especially
in children, old people and other vulnerable groups.
The food-transmitted diseases are also causes of financial losses regarding work
absenteeism, medical expenses, costs of research on diseases’ outbreaks
and their control, legal expenses and others.
In order to prevent the FTD, we should identify the critical spots where food
can be contaminated, and then apply the quality control procedures and the health
and hygiene measures. This would guarantee the innocuousness and conformity of
all the food products in all the food chain stages, from the raw material production,
up to the food preparation.
THE NU3 PRODUCTS ARE DEHYDRATED
This characteristic is essential for the guarantee
of quality, since it helps reduce the contamination
The excess- once the food product is elaborated-
should be kept under refrigeration at a temperature
of 2 to 8 Centigrade degrees.
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Unlike other food sources rich in proteins such as
fresh animal food products, the Nu3 dehydrated products
have a useful life of 12 to 18 months according to
the ingredients of each product.
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preparation and less manipulation
The Nu3 products are easy to prepare:
- Food manipulation is one
of the most important food contamination sources.
One way of diminishing the risk of contamination
by manipulation is reducing the steps in the processes
of food elaboration or preparation.
- Most of the
Nu3 food products just require water, and in
some cases a short cooking. This shortens the elaboration
time, allows the standardization of recipes and
the guarantee of quality.
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requires a small storage space
Besides the importance of their guarantee of quality, the Nu3 dehydrated
food products have the advantage of their small volume. Therefore, they
require a smaller storage space and easier logistics than fresh food
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