“As infants are a vulnerable population group, infant formula products are and should be regulated by highly prescriptive provisions for the composition and labeling. … Prior to being permitted for use in infant formula products, nutritive substances, and novel foods need to be established as safe and demonstrate that they provide a nutritional or health benefit for formula-fed infants”. However, the use of ingredients in baby formula is increasingly criticized, especially in comparing with breast milk, for its ingredients’ possible negative effects on the baby’s health.
In addition, while exploring today’s online market, you may find below’s statement as the infant formula’s “statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition”. Therefore, is it the manufacturer’s marketing statement or the product itself that has not been evaluated by the FDA?
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