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:
|CODE||DESCRIPTION||ACC. TO||Perchlorates & Chlorates|
|041712||Calcium carbonate AL|
|049712||Calcium chloride 2-hydrate AL|
|008512||Calcium hydrogenphosphate 2-hydrate AL|
|042812||Calcium hydroxide AL|
|042832||Calcium hydroxide CNFS||CNFS|
|288510||Copper (II) sulfate 1-hydrate QP|
|048733||Copper (II) sulfate 5-hydrate BF||FCC||Max.10 ppb|
|048732||Copper (II) sulfate 5-hydrate CNFS||CNFS|
|048611||Copper (II) sulfate anhydrous FCC||FCC|
|145133||di-potassium hydrogenphosphate anhydrous BF|
|173112||di-Sodium hydrogenphosphate anhydrous AL|
|092133||Iron (II) sulfate 7-hydrate BF||FCC||Max.10 ppb|
|120412||Magnesium chloride 6-hydrate AL|
|120810||Magnesium hydrogen phosphate 3-hydrate QP|
|121333||Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate BF||FCC||Max.10 ppb|
|121332||Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate CNFS||CNFS|
|122414||Manganese (II) sulfate 1-hydrate PH|
|144312||Potassium chloride AL|
|145012||Potassium dihydrogenphosphate AL|
|145610||Potassium iodide QP|
|170812||Sodium hydrogen carbonate AL|
|181410||Sodium Molybdate 2-hydrate QP|
|174914||Sodium Selenite QP|
|041812||tri-Calcium Citrate 4-hydrate AL|
|126033||tri-Magnesium Citrate BF||USP||Perchlorates Max.10ppb / Chlorates Max.50 ppb|
|144133||tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate BF||FCC X, EU 231/2012||Perchlorates Max.10ppb / Chlorates Max.50 ppb|
|144132||tri-Potassium Citrate 1-hydrate CNFS||CNFS|
|172033||tri-Sodium Citrate 2-hydrate BF||FCC X, EU 231/2012||Perchlorates Max.10ppb / Chlorates Max.50 ppb|
|280410||tri-Sodium phosphate 1-hydrate QP|
|045933||Zinc sulfate 1-hydrate BF||FCC||Max.10 ppb|
|045932||Zinc sulfate 1-hydrate CNFS||CNFS|
|045811||Zinc Sulfate 7 Hydrate FCC||FCC|