Infants and children require special foods fortified with various minerals. Minerals, both organic and inorganic salts, are used in infant formulas. The most important minerals for growth are calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Minerals added to processed infant formula and follow-on formula are subject to regulated maximum quantities for heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and aluminium.

As a manufacturer of mineral salts, we provide organic and inorganic salts with different grades for manufacturers of infant and follow-on formulas:

  • AL grade, which will be acc. to EU 231/2012.
  • FCC grade, acc. to the Food Chemical Codex
  • BF grade, Baby Food grade, chlorates and perchlorates are guaranteed
  • CNFS grade, acc. to the Chinese Food Standard

Chlorate is a residue formed on chlorine-based detergents. On dairy farms, chlorates can appear when chlorine, chlorine dioxide or hypochlorite is used for the disinfection of milking plants.

Chlorate residue in milk products is an emerging food safety concern for the dairy industry with potential health implications for vulnerable groups, such as those with low iodine intake; and infants. It is of particular concern in infant formula manufacturers.

With the babies and infants, the highest chlorate exposure has to be assumed when the children are fed exclusively with infant formula which has been mixed with drinking water containing chlorate.

European Regulation (EU) No. 609/2013 defines food intended for infants and young children and regulates the approval of several minerals in certain foods. The Regulation differentiates between infant formula and follow-on formula.

We recommend the following approved mineral salts from our product range for the fortification of infant and follow-on formulas:

CODEDESCRIPTIONACC. TOPerchloratesChloratesCAS No.
041733Calcium carbonate BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb471-34-1
049733Calcium chloride 2-hydrate BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb10035-04-8
008512Calcium hydrogenphosphate 2-hydrate ALFCC XI,EU 231/20127789-77-7
042812Calcium hydroxide ALFCC XI,EU 231/20121305-62-0
042832Calcium hydroxide CNFSFCC XI,EU 231/2012,CNFSS1305-62-0
288510Copper (II) sulfate 1-hydrate QP10257-54-2
048733Copper (II) sulfate 5-hydrate BFFCC XIMax. 10 ppbMax. 10 ppb7758-99-8
048732Copper (II) sulfate 5-hydrate CNFSFCC XI,CNFSS7758-99-8
048611Copper (II) sulfate anhydrous FCC FCC XI7758-98-7
145133di-potassium hydrogenphosphate anhydrous BF FCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 0,5 ppmMax. 1 ppm7758-11-4
173133di-Sodium hydrogenphosphate anhydrous BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 50 ppbMax. 0,5 ppm7558-79-4
092133Iron (II) sulfate 7-hydrate BFFCC XIMax.10 ppbMax. 50 ppb 7782-63-0
120433Magnesium chloride 6-hydrate BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 20 ppbMax. 50 ppb 7791-18-6
120810Magnesium hydrogen phosphate 3-hydrate QPDAB 20097782-75-4
121333Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate BFFCC XIMax.10 ppbMax. 50 ppb
10034-99-8
121332Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate CNFSFCC XI,CNFSS10034-99-8
122433Manganese (II) sulfate 1-hydrate BFFCC XIMax. 10 ppbMax. 10 ppb10034-96-5
144333Potassium chloride BFFCC X, EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb7447-40-7
145033Potassium dihydrogenphosphate BFFCC X, EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 500 ppb7778-77-0
145333Potassium hydroxide flakes BFFCC X, EU 231/2012Max. 50 ppb
Max. 10 ppb1310-58-3
145633Potassium iodide BFFCC XIMax. 0,5 ppmMax. 0,5 ppm7681-11-0
171912Sodium carbonate 10-hydrate FCC XI,EU 231/20126132-02-1
172233Sodium chloride BFFCC XIMax. 20 ppbMax. 50 ppb7647-14-5
170833Sodium hydrogen carbonate BFFCC XIMax. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb144-55-8
181410Sodium Molybdate 2-hydrate QP10102-40-6
174933Sodium Selenite BFPH.EUR.10EDMax. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb10102-18-8
041812tri-Calcium Citrate 4-hydrate ALEU 231/2012,FCC XI5785-44-4
042733tri-Calcium phosphate BFFCC XI,EU 231/201212167-74-7
126033tri-Magnesium Citrate BFUSP 43Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb3344-18-1
126038tri-Magnesium Citrate microbiologically tested BFUSP 43Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb3344-18-1
144133tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate BFFCC XI, EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb3344-18-2
144132tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate CNFSFCC XI,EU 231/2012,CNFSS6100-05-6
144138tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate microbiologically tested BFFCC XI, EU 231/2013Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb6100-05-6
144138tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate microbiologically tested BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb6100-05-6
172033tri-Sodium Citrate 2-hydrate BF FCC XI, EU 231/2012Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb6132-04-3
172038tri-Sodium Citrate 2-hydrate microbiologically tested BFFCC XI, EU 231/2013Max. 10 ppbMax. 50 ppb6132-04-3
280410tri-Sodium phosphate 1-hydrate QP27176-08-5
045933Zinc sulfate 1-hydrate BFFCC XIMax. 10 ppbMax. 10 ppb7446-19-7
045932Zinc sulfate 1-hydrate CNFSFCC XI,CNFSS7446-19-7
045833Zinc Sulfate 7 Hydrate BFFCC XIMax. 10 ppbMax. 10 ppb7446-20-0
107633tri-Potassium phosphate anhydrous BFFCC XI,EU 231/2012Max. 1,0 ppmMax. 1,0 ppm7778-53-2