Infant and children's nutrition

Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk: Somewhat misleading claims, finds ASA

Nutricia lightly spanked over infant formula marketing

By Shane Starling

TV and direct mail adverts for a follow-on milk made by Danone-owned infant formula maker Nutricia have been deemed misleading by the UK advertising watchdog, although parts of the 2009 campaign were upheld.

BabyNes marketing is within the rules, says Nestlé

Nestlé defends infant formula marketing policies

By Shane Starling

Nestlé says its infant and follow-on formula marketing policies are compliant with international guidelines, after the food giant was criticised by a baby milk lobby group.

MEPs have authorised a DHA-eye health claim for infants

MEPs authorise omega-3 infant eye health claim

By Shane Starling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today narrowly rejected a motion to prohibit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved DHA omega-3 eye health claim on breast milk substitute products.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

'Eye' or 'nay': For or against the DHA infant eye claim?

By Shane Starling

Just as with the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) itself, next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to allow products aimed at 6-12 month old infants to bear omega-3 DHA-related eye development claims promises to be highly...

HiPPy times for one German company (and potentially others) as EFSA's health claims panel approves an article 14 thiamin claim for neural development in under-3s

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA approves vitamin B1-infant brain health claim

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim linking thiamin (vitamin B1) and “normal neurological development and function” in infants and children up to three years of age.

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