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NUTRICIA STATEMENT ON STUDY INTO NANOPARTICLES IN INFANT FORMULA

Posted 04/07/2017

In response to recent reports about nanoparticles in brands of infant formula, Nutricia wishes to assure parents and carers that engineered nanomaterials are not added by design to any of our products or packaging.  Our raw ingredients are carefully sourced from suppliers and we ensure that these suppliers comply with the same requirement. 

We are committed to our mission to make every day count for you and your baby. This includes delivering on our food safety and quality promise to deliver optimal nutrition for baby in the sensitive stage of early life.

In addition to complying with Australian food standards and safety regulations, including the infant formula standard within the Food Standards Code, we also adhere to European standards (Recommendation No. 2011/696/) which states that for a compound to be considered a nanomaterial, this nano-fraction should account for at least 50% of the particles.

Nutricia also sets clear guidance for our suppliers to comply with stringent food quality and safety standards ensuring our raw ingredients, packaging, and finished product deliver the products parents and carers around the world trust.  Studies to satisfy these standards are conducted by external independent experts.

 

FSANZ - Expert reaction - nano particles in IF

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/foodtech/nanotech/Pages/Expert-reaction---nanoparticles-in-baby-formula.aspx