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FDA Takes Final Step on Infant Formula Protections

By Staff Editor
Jun 9, 2014 - 11:46:45 AM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - FDA oversees manufacturers of infant formulas and helps ensure that these products are safe and support healthy growth in infants.

In keeping with that mission, FDA announced on June 9, 2014 that it is finalizing a rule-first published as an interim final rule on February 10, 2014-that sets standards for manufacturers of infant formula.  In light of comments received after the interim rule published, the final rule provides some modifications and clarifications, and sets a date of September 8, 2014 for manufacturer compliance. 

Read this Consumer Update to learn more about the standards set forth in the final rule.

FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

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