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On 11 July 2017, Mr. Frederic Bontems, Ambassador of France, visited Hilina Foods & its sister company Bless Agree Food Laboratory Services. During the visit accompanied by delegates form Hilina Foods & Nutrisets, the Ambassador was able to witness the improved production capacity, the efforts taken to meet the demands, and exceptional neatness and quality assurance of the factory as well as the laboratory.

The Ambassador was also briefed by Mrs. Hilina Belete, Operation Manager of Hilina Foods on the history, products lines, factory’s contribution towards the economic scale of the country and technical standards as well as visions of the factory which employs about 206 persons and exports 30% of its productions to neighboring country specifically Somalia which has been hit by a severe drought that has affected more than 6.2 million people who are currently facing food insecurity and lack of clean water.

‘Hilina is the sturdiest company so far as they continues to supply the nutrition products to those who are in need & still continues contributing in saving lives even if they are facing a big challenge towards the supply chain” said the Operation Manager of Nutriset, Mrs. Adeline Lescanne in the discussion had with the Ambassador. Logistics challenges such as poor infrastructure, regulation, bureaucracy and taxes, shortage of local raw materials on sugar, groundnut, soya oil & so forth are the main glitches raised as constraints not to meet the factory production capacity.

During the half & hour stay of the Ambassador in the factory, he mentioned that he is impressed with the exertions the companies & partners are taking to fight malnutrition & save lives of children’s and those who are in need.

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