A scientific and nutritional review of the constituents of Australia's infant formula products

While there is a strong awareness of the gold standard that is breast milk, manufacturers of infant formula are seeking to produce analogues for babies that cannot be breastfed. Last year Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) consulted stakeholders in relation to Proposal P1028 to review the standards on infant formula, focusing on the formulas fed to babies in the first year of life, infant formula and follow up infant formula. This article will address some of the newest scientific findings on the composition of infant formula, while discussing some of the proposed and accepted changes, with added market insights by considering features of formulas currently sold on the Australian market.

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