Iodine in Infant Formula
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has embarked on a two-year programme to test the nutritional composition of infant and follow-up formula available in the local market and planned to collect 48 products for laboratory testing in 2012-2013. Among the 14 infant formulae collected in the first round of the survey, six of them were found to contain iodine level lower than the Codex prescribed requirements. Taking reference to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended daily iodine intake level, two out of six of them have low level of iodine content to an extent that have health concerns to those infants who have been solely fed on these two products.
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