Reminder for Our Neocate Infant Original Families

Posted 5.18.11 | Sarah O'Brien

We would like to let you know that Nutricia North America is currently transitioning Neocate Infant original formulation families to Neocate Infant DHA & ARA.  Neocate Infant original will be discontinued October 1, 2011.

Neocate Infant DHA & ARA provides the same nutritional advantages as Neocate Infant original and has the added benefit of DHA and ARA.  DHA and ARA are two nutrients present in breast milk and are known to help brain and eye development.

As always, be sure to consult with your physician before switching formulas.  We are also informing healthcare professionals and have requested that they transition their patients to Neocate Infant DHA & ARA immediately.

If you have further questions or need assistance with transitioning, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-Neocate (Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm EST) and ask to speak with our nutrition specialist.

- Sarah

Read Comments (8)

  • 2011-05-20 | Jenny Kalis

    Could you please consider producing a Neocate formula that is based from ORGANIC corn syrup solids?  Corn containing GMO’s are a major threat to public health.  Thank you for your consideration.

  • 2011-05-23 | Christine Graham-Garo

    Dear Jenny,
    Thank you for your comment.
    Actually, all the ingredients used in the Neocate products (including the corn syrup solids) are all non-GMO. Our corn syrup solids are not certified Organic, however. But again, the corn we use in Neocate is not from GMO sources.
    Again, thank you for the comment!

  • 2011-05-31 | Lisa Koren

    I am thrilled and relieved to see this. Like the lady who posted above, I have been concerned about the use of corn syrup solids in Neocate, assuming that they are GMO since it did not specify otherwise. May I ask why it is not certified organic or stated on the label that it is from non GMO corn? (And does this apply to the soy in Neocate as well?) If Neocate is truly non GMO, it will be my best option. Thank you in advance.

  • 2011-06-01 | Christine Graham-Garo

    Dear Lisa,
    all the ingredients in our Neocate products are non-GMO, including the soy oil.
    I am not positive why we do not use certified organic ingredients. I would imagine cost will play a role. In regards to listing our ingredients as baing non-GMO on the label is an interesting idea. I will forward your comment to our Marketing team so they may consider your suggestion. I agree, adding that to the label may be very helpful for families. We appreciate your question and comments!
    Christine G

  • 2011-08-25 | Jenny Kalis

    Has Neocate always been non-GMO?  If not, at what date did you start using non-GMO corn syrup and soy ingredients?  Was it non-GMO back in 2003-2007?  Thanks!

  • 2011-08-31 | Christine Graham-Garo

    Great question. As far as I know, Neocate has always used non-GMO ingredients. So back in 2003-2007 I am almost positive they were non-GMO. I will double check on that for you, just to be sure. smile

  • 2013-03-14 | Ahsan

    Why it is importand to use corn syrup in baby’s formula whether it is GMO or non-GMO?

  • 2013-03-18 | Christine Graham-Garo

    Dear Ahsan,
    Corn syrup solids are the carbohydrate source for the formula. They provide the product with a carbohydrate source that blends and tastes well. All elemental formulas on the market use corn syrup solids as the carbohydrate source. Keep in mind that corn syrup solids are different from high fructose corn syrup. There is less processing with the corn syrup solids we use vs using high fructose corn syrup. I hope I answered your question. Im happy to further discuss if you have any further questions. Feel free to call us at 1-800-NEOCATE, Mo-Fr, 8:30a-5p.
    Kindest regards,

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