FDA Sets New Safety Standards For Infant Formula

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 7:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a rule on Thursday that establishes new safety standards for infant formula, including mandatory tests for dangerous contaminants such as salmonella.

The interim final rule sets current good manufacturing practices specific to infant formula and changes the quality control procedures for the products. Among the new manufacturing standards is the required testing of product samples for microbial contamination.

The rule is designed to ensure that manufacturers put all of the nutrients required by federal regulations — such as protein,...
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