FSANZ not concerned about nanoparticles in infant formula
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) says it does not believe there is any health or safety risk to infants who consume infant formula containing nano-hydroxyapatite particles.
Responding to the environmental activists ‘Friends of the Earth’ (FOTE) claim some Australian-sold infant formula have “potentially dangerous” nano-hydroxyapatite particles, FSANZ said after reviewing the available information, it concluded that FOTE’s report does not contain any new evidence to suggest the formula poses a risk to infant health and safety.
“This conclusion is supported by experts from our Scientific Nanotechnology Advisory Group,” FSANZ said.
“Carers of infants should not be alarmed by this report or concerned about the safety of these products,” FSANZ further stated.
FSANZ said hydroxyapatite is soluble in acidic environments like the stomach and so small amounts are likely to dissolve and release calcium and phosphate.
“These are essential minerals that are required to be in infant formula products,” FSANZ stated.
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