New standards for testing infant formula


New standards for testing infant formula

To ensure appropriate nutritional composition and safety of foods specifically manufactured for infants and young children, there are defined specific regulations for such foodstuffs. Infant formulae and follow-on formulae are products designed to satisfy the specific nutritional requirements of healthy infants (children under the age of 12 months) and these products are currently specifically covered by Commission Directive 2006/141/EC .

Infant formula are amongst the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world and come with rigorously checked nutritional labelling to ensure they are what they say they are. Not surprising given the population they serve. New International Standards have just been published to help manufacturers comply. Infant formula milk manufacturers in the UK have signed up to a new Code of Practice designed to encourage responsible marketing and transparency as well as issues on product quality and safety, the guidelines are produced by The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA).

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Pesticides Proficiency Testing

We also have available Pesticide Residues (fat soluble, inc. EU 'red list' - low level) in Infant Formula Proficiency Test, for more details click the link below.

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Asia-Pacific holds a major share in the Infant Formula Testing Market, followed by Americas. Rest of the world includes Middle East and Africa. Increase in product introductions and establishment of new regulations drives the growth of the rest of the worls. The Asia-Pacific region is driven by large economic developments in China and other developing countries. China is the largest market in Asia-Pacific, with a share of 26.5% in the market. Asia Pacific will experience a growth of $53.4 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 7.9%. Americas has a huge penetration of baby formula ingredients which drives the need for adulteration testing to be carried out so that contamination is avoided and labelling is enhanced through proper nutritional analysis.


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