Countries are failing to protect parents from the ‘harmful’ promotion of breast-milk substitutes, despite efforts by The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
Research involving Jennewein Biotechnologie suggests breast-fed infants are less likely than bottle-fed infants to contract norovirus infections, adding weight to the protective effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs).
Health and nutrition claims used in the marketing of infant and follow-on formula should be prohibited, paediatric experts think as they argue the claims may undermine efforts to support breastfeeding.
Using prebiotics to manipulate the microbiota of breastmilk is possible, says researchers, who also find that the mother’s age can influence this response with these changes varying for each individual.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Dairy Industry Ireland (DII) members publishes guidance for infant formula makers on how best to comply with new EU food law that came into force this year.
Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.
Early introduction to solids may make infants more inclined to being overweight at least in part by altering the gut bacterial population, a study suggests, confirming prior studies to this observation.
Vitafoods has announced it will be hosting a Digital Week (11-15 May 2020) dedicated to supporting and inspiring the nutraceutical industry by giving exclusive access to the latest science, insight and trends.
Australia’s health foods brands Caruso Natural Health and Juice Plus were recently fined for false claims and advertising breaches respectively, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced in a statement.
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