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Friday, May 11, 2018

imported infant formula risk

Infant formula imported into the U.S. has become increasingly available on popular websites and through third-party distributors. These products, however, might not have been reviewed or inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and could pose health risks to infants. The appeal of imported formulas to some parents is a broader selection of formulas that are promoted as “natural” or “organic.” Although claims of being organic or natural may appeal to families, these claims are not substantiated, have not been shown to have meaningful effects and may expose the families and infants to real health risks. Furthermore, water used in the manufacture of a non-FDA reviewed imported liquid infant formula might not meet Environmental Protection Agency safety standards nor is the water’s fluoride content known. There have been periodic reports of infant illness and even death due to contaminated or nutritionally inadequate formulas produced outside the U.S. aap news
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