New ingredient in infant formula products
Oct 21, 2022
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed an Application to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to permit the voluntary addition of bovine lactoferrin (bLf) as a nutritive substance to infant formula products (IFP) up to a maximum permitted amount of 40 mg/100 kJ.
The Application states the purpose for adding bLf to IFP is to more closely reflect the Lf content in human milk, and to provide a reduced risk of infection in formula-fed infants compared with those receiving standard IFP not fortified with bLf.
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