If sugar alcohols are used in a food or supplement, must the label include a warning statement?
(July 2017) FDA requires that food and supplement labels include a warning statement when either sorbitol and/or mannitol are used at certain levels in a formula.
Denise Brochetti (of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture) points out that, because the immune systems of infants and young children are not fully developed, they are more likely than adults to become sick from eating or drinking food contaminated with harmful bacteria.
Therefore, it’s important for parents and other care-givers to practice good sanitary habits and to check formula, milk, and food to be sure there are no indications that it might be contaminated.
It can be safe to use small amounts of foil in a microwave oven, but you must be careful.
USDA farm subsidies have been the subject of much controversy for decades as critics say the assistance is distributed unevenly and manipulates the agricultural market. Growing up on a farm, Lincoln was a strong advocate for homesteading, railroad expansion, and land grants to fund agricultural and engineering colleges.
Where infants are concerned, it’s especially wise to follow the oft-stated rule: When in doubt, throw it out. Wash you hands thoroughly before preparing formula and before feeding the baby. There are three forms of baby formula: powder and liquid concentrates, both of which are mixed with water, and ready-to-feed (the most expensive choice).
When using one that requires the addition of water, it’s generally safe to mix formula with cold tap water (or non-sterile bottled water) that has been boiled for 1 minute and then cooled (not lower than 158°F or 70°C). Fill each bottle with just enough formula for one feeding since germs from the nipple may contaminate the contents.
My product uses carmine color that is derived from a cod fish protein.
How do I declare this on the ingredient statement since fish protein is an allergen?