What is infant formula?

Infant Formula

Infant formula is a manufactured food designed and marketed for feeding to babies and infants under 12 months of age, usually prepared for bottle-feeding or cup-feeding from powder (mixed with water) or liquid (with or without additional water). The U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) defines infant formula as "a food which purports to be or is represented for special dietary use solely as a food for infants by reason of its simulation of human milk or its suitability as a complete or partial substitute for human milk".

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Mothers' Rights - Infant Formula
... to combat false and aggressive advertising tactics infant formula companies use to sell formula, including giving away just enough free formula that the ...
Other Milk Substitutes - Infant Formula
... Breast Milk Substitutes are available for infants if breast feeding is not an option ... Infant formulas made of cow’s milk can be a supplement to breast milk or as sole source of nutrition before solid food is introduced ... It is essential that the formula is iron-fortified for optimal growth and health of the baby ...
Protein Adulteration In The People's Republic Of China - Investigations - Melamine Adulteration and Contamination in The U.S.
... Food and Drug Administration detected traces of melamine in one top-selling brand of infant formula and traces of cyanuric acid in another brand ... Separately, a third major formula maker said that in-house tests had detected trace levels of melamine in its infant formula ... firms manufacture more than 90 percent of all infant formula produced in the United States ...
Infant Formula Processing - Recent and Future Potential New Ingredients - Lysozyme and Lactoferrin
... and lactoferrin therefore, the industry has an increasing interest in adding them into infant formulas ...

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