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Department of Health and Food Standards Agency revised guidance for health professionals on safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula

  • Last modified date:
    8 February 2007

Powdered infant formula is not a sterile product and may be contaminated with pathogens that can cause serious illness. Correct preparation and handling reduces the risk of illness.

The Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency have issued revised guidance on the preparation and storage of powdered infant formula milk. This guidance covers the home and other care settings, including nurseries and child minders


The NHS leaflet on bottle feeding, the "Birth to Five" book an "The Pregnancy Book" will be updated to reflect this advice before next print run.


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