Government should restrict advertising of baby milk products, say campaigners

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:794
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Protestors are urging the UK government to tighten safeguards regarding the sale and marketing of infant formula, as the Food Standards Agency prepares to publish proposals for modifying the regulations that control these products.

    Last December the agency altered its advice to warn that “powdered infant and follow-on formulas are not sterile, which means they can contain harmful bacteria. So it is important to take care when preparing and storing formula, to reduce the risk of babies becoming ill. Bacteria will be killed if formula is made up …

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