UK government introduces policy to fortify all flour with folic acid to help babies

UK – The UK government has introduced a policy that all flour is to be fortified with folic acid after ministers swung behind a plan that medical experts say will reduce the number of babies born in the UK with serious birth defects. According to the Guardian, the policy which will be introduced within weeks,…

Arla Foods launches organic baby brand to the UK market

UK - Arla Foods, an international cooperative, is bringing its follow-on formula to UK parents with a new range of baby products, as it seeks to build on the success seen in Denmark and China by extending the Arla Baby&Me Organic brand which will include porridge and pouches. According to FoodingredientsFirst, Baby&Me Organic brings Arla…

Arla Foods Ingredients wins award for innovative infant formula development

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories, has been recognized with the 2018 Global Product Leadership Award for developing an innovative infant formula ingredient, Lacprodan OPN-10. According to the company, this recognition was based on the recent analysis of the global infant nutrition…

Drugmaker Aspen sells baby formula unit to French dairy group Lactalis for US$860m

SOUTH AFRICA - Aspen Pharmacare, the South African pharmaceuticals concern firm and Africa’s largest drug company has agreed to sell its infant formula business to French dairy group Lactalis International for US$864 million (12.9 billion Rand) as it seeks to cash on the division, reports Bloomberg. The acquisition will be funded by cash and according…

ISO publishes new standards for testing infant formula: ISO 20636:2018

SWITZERLAND - The international standard-setting body, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed and published new standards for testing infant formulas and adult nutritionals. The standards adjudged ISO 20635; Infant formula and adult nutritionals involves determination of vitamin C by (ultra) high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection ((U)HPLC-UV), while ISO 20636; Infant formula and…