Nearly two in three pregnant women in Vietnam have consumed special milk formulas as they believe that doing so would benefit their unborn children, according to a new study, which questioned ‘aggressive marketing tactics’.
More pregnant women are familiar with the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), a nutritional component naturally occurring in breast milk. It’s now being used as an ingredient in infant formula to “close the gap further between breast milk and formula.”
Australian goat milk infant formula firm Nuchev has signed a deal with domestic supermarket chain Coles, whereby it will launch its Oli6 range of formula products in 300 Coles outlets and on the Coles website in June.
The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia has levelled serious accusations against infant nutrition firms in 11 APAC countries, claiming unethical marketing practices are rampant in the region.
ASX-listed retail firm AuMake International has entered into a supply agreement with New Zealand-based Pure Nutrition to develop an exclusive formula milk range made with A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins for China.
Fonterra has denied allegations that its China partner Beingmate's infant formula contains additives from unlicensed suppliers, insisting that recent case was a 'technical issue' and not a food safety issue.