Two Japanese infant formulae found to have low iodine content
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Powdered infant formula
|Product Name and Description||
Details of two powdered infant formulae are as follows:
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS has taken samples of powdered infant formulae at local outlets for testings of their content of energy and essential nutrients. Results showed that the iodine content of these two samples were rather low.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has informed the relevant importers of the test results. They have now stopped sale of the products concerned and initiated a product recall.
The CFS has stepped up sampling of powdered formulae catered for infants below six months old available in the market for testing of their iodine content. The CFS will take appropriate follow-up actions if the findings on the iodine content of the samples may indicate potential health impacts on infants.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the products concerned.
|Advice to Consumers||
Those who have bought the affected products should stop feeding their infants with those products and consider switching to another brand of infant formula.
Parents should study the iodine content in the label of infant formula. They can change to another brand of cow milk-based infant formula with iodine content as recommended by Codex for infant formula (10-60μg(microgram)/100 kcal)
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department