The late move by a European Parliament committee to block the addition of DHA omega-3 claims to baby milk products across the EU bloc, would be a triumph of politics over science, a medical practitioner in the area has written.
An approved EFSA claims that omega-3 form DHA contributes to the visual development of infants risks misleading consumers, due to a committee oversight in approving the relevant health claim, says UK-based breast-feeding advocacy group Baby Milk Action.
Food giant Nestle was once more challenged at its AGM in Lausanne last week, as activists again raised the red flag that has been fluttering since the first boycott the company faced three decades ago.
Feedback from manufacturers is being sought on new standards being proposed for inclusion in the Food Chemcials Codex (FCC) which aim to ensure the quality and enhance the safety of key ingredients widely used in infant formulas.
The current EC labelling legislation on complementary food such as processed cereal-based foods for infants are consistent with the recent European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) findings that complementary feeding at four months poses no risk to infants,...
A new process for the production of the human milk oligosaccharide Fucosyllactose that allows for large-scale production of the saccharide means the immune boosting food ingredient is now low cost, claims its German developer.
Health and safety officials in South Korea said that they found a meningitis causing bacteria in a French baby formula product but the company in question said the product was deemed safe following tests.
The results of the EU Childhood Obesity Programme indicate that
low-protein content in infant formula may have metabolic,
endocrinal and developmental benefits for babies - which may also
have an impact on obesity at a later age.
The infant formula market presents opportunities for proven
nutritional ingredients within the updated EU regulatory framework,
and follow-on products and those aimed at mothers' are also
targeted by suppliers.
The World Health Organisation is renewing its call on governments
to promote breastfeeding and backing a strategy to dramatically
increase in the number of infants around the world being
Smokers who breast feed should take iodine supplements, say Danish
researchers, who found that smoking could impact the transport of
iodine in human milk and could reduce iodine levels - a lack of
which could impact thyroid hormone...
A major trial on European children is to examine whether
reformulating the contents of infant foods, particularly the amount
of protein, could help reduce the risk of obesity in later life.
The EU-funded study is expected to confirm...
Infants who are susceptible to diabetes and are first exposed to
cereal before four months, or after six months of age, may have an
increased risk of developing diabetes, according to two studies in
today's issue of JAMA.
A congress on childhood nutrition will today highlight the
advantages of breastfeeding over infant formula, linked in some
studies to a greater risk of child obesity. Meanwhile, the UK
proposes implementation of two European directives...
Infants fed different infant formulas can develop significantly
different levels of bone mineral content and bone mineral density -
key indicators of bone strength - according to a new study in the
Adding long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to infant formula
milk appears to be linked to lower blood pressure later in
childhood, and may cut the risk of heart disease in adult life,
finds a study in this week's BMJ.
Pregnant women should eat no more than one fresh tuna steak, or two
cans of tuna, per week in order to ensure that their unborn child
is kept free from mercury poisoning. Swordfish, shark and marlin
should be avoided altogether, the...
Pregnant women who eat more of a key fatty acid found in fish give
their babies better chances of mature brain development, finds a
new study in the September issue of the American Journal of
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Mead Johnson
Nutritionals clearance to introduce a third product in the Enfamil
Lipil line. Enfamil EnfaCare Lipil infant formula contains DHA and
ARA and will be available in the...
A new infant formula designed specifically for pre-term infants has
been given the go-ahead by the US Food & Drug Administration.
Enfamil Premature LIPIL is an extension of the Enfamil LIPIL brand
produced by Mead Johnson Nutritionals.
Young babies with a history of colic are more likely to
re-experience some of the symptoms of colic after drinking apple
juice than after drinking white grape juice, according to research
published in the May 2002 issue of Pediatrics,...
Enfamil LIPIL, an infant formula with DHA and ARA - two nutrients
naturally found in breast milk - has been shown to improve visual
development in infants, according to a new study funded by the
National Institute of Child Health...
Breast feeding may affect a child's intelligence as well as
bringing other benefits. But it is not always possible for women to
breastfeed. As a result, researchers are looking to develop a
bottle formula that more closely resembles...