Infant and children's nutrition

 We agree that sucrose increases risk of dental caries, but there is no evidence that lactose is less cariogenic than other sugars, says NDA panel.

EFSA adopts essential infant formula composition opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

EFSA has adopted its opinion on the essential infant formula composition following a period of public consultation which saw nearly 400 comments stream in on the likes of omega-3 form DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), probiotics, fluoride and sucrose's...

Ingredients considered ‘optional’ today may be regarded as essential in the future after further research, says Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE).

SNE chips in on EFSA’s infant formula draft opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) said it was disappointed that certain nutrients were deemed "unnecessary" in the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) recent draft opinion on infant formula. 

SNE: “There have already been a number of similar claims relating to adults approved by the EC and European Parliament so we see no issues arising here for infants.”

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA approves iodine, iron, vitamin C infant health claims

By Shane STARLING

The European Food Safety Authority has approved a raft of claims for under-3s including iodine and thyroid and cognitive function; vitamin C and iron absorption; and iron and haemoglobin formation.

Irish firm offers heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

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Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

By Shane STARLING

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.

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