WISHH Hosts Fortification of Staple Foods Seminar in El Salvador

ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program hosted a fortification of staple foods seminar in El Salvador last week. The seminar, “Soy: Benefits for Health and Processing in Food Products”, was funded by USDA’s Foreign Market Development (FMD) program.

Bridget Owen of the National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Dr. Mark Messina and Dr. Mian Riaz presented at the seminar on topics ranging from the utilization of soy in school feeding, to the benefits of soy for human health, to the utilization of soy in baked goods and extruded snack products. Fradbelin Escarraman, WISHH’s Regional Representative for Central America, organized the seminar which was attended by over 45 representatives from the food processing industry, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and the Salvadoran government.