FDA Issues Another Warning…

Posted 9.23.08 | Nutrition Specialist

I know it might seem like we write about formula fraud quite often, but we just want to make sure your little ones are safe! Here’s another warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about avoiding infant formulas imported from China.

To see the official FDA warning, click here.

The warning does not affect any of the six companies regulated by the FDA that have been approved to distribute formula in the U.S. (Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Nestle USA, PBM Nutritionals, Solus Products and Nutricia) so don’t be too alarmed! I would suggest, however, avoiding any formula not made by these six FDA approved manufacturers.

To make sure you are getting the safe and appropriate formula for your little one, check out these reminders:

Know where your formula comes from;
- Be aware of online formula scams;
- Be wary of borrowing or buying formula from a friend; and
- Check the expiration dates.

It might seem OK to borrow some formula from a friend or buy it from a Web site like eBay; however, you can never know if it was stored properly or exactly where it came from. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and purchase a formula from the proper Web site, store or pharmacy.

If you have any questions, shoot them on over!

- Nita

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