New Zealand infant formula found to have low iodine content
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Powdered infant formula
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: WIOM Infant formula Stage 1 (from birth to 6 months)
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
Testing results showed that the concerned infant formula has low iodine content and could have potential adverse health effects on infants.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has informed the relevant importer of the test results and learnt that only one batch of products as indicated above has been imported into Hong Kong. The importer has now stopped sale of the products concerned and initiated a product recall.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the concerned product.
|Advice to Consumers||
Parents should stop feeding their babies with the concerned product and change to another brand of cow milk-based formula with adequate iodine content.
For enquiries about iodine in infant formula, consumers may call the CFS enquiry hotline (3978 0600) and the Department of Health hotline (2125 1111) for any related enquiries.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department