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Regulatory Round-Up: Proposition 65 and Infant Formula Health Claims

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

October 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Proposition 65 Update – Aspartame, Vinyl Acetate, Nitrite 

regulatory_compliance-3.jpgAn upcoming meeting of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will consider the carcinogenic risks of several food, pesticide and packaging chemicals, including aspartame. OEHHA, the agency responsible for maintaining the state’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, recently released hazard identification materials for several chemicals to facilitate public consultation. Under Proposition 65, products containing a listed chemical in excess of the regulatory threshold must display a warning label indicating the presence of a known carcinogen or toxin.

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Topics: Food Safety, FDA Regulation Updates, FDA, Infant Formula, Proposition 65, Health Claims

Manufacturing Infant Formula Under FSMA Regulations

Posted by Paige Krzysko

June 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Baby_drinking_200_px.jpegInfant formula acts as a partial or complete substitute for breast milk in the early years of life, and as such must provide all of the necessary nutrients for a growing infant. Unlike older children who can eat a variety of foods for a balanced diet, all dietary needs for a baby need to be met by this singular source. A lack of necessary nutrients as an infant can have long-term, adverse effects on development as a child grows.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FSMA, Infant Formula

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