Infant formula is perhaps one of the most highly regulated foodstuffs in the world, so checking the exact composition is a rigorous affair. ISO is developing a series of standards for verifying many of the ingredients, to demonstrate the product is safe for consumption and contains what it says on the tin.
The latest one, ISO 21422 | IDF 242 for the determination of chloride content, has just been published.
Serving one of our most vulnerable population groups, the manufacture of infant formula must adhere to tough regulations before it can arrive on supermarket shelves. Nutritional labelling is heavily regulated, often requiring conformation to the Codex Alimentarius, or Food Code, the international reference for food supplements.
Codex Alimentarius is the Joint Food Standards Programme established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It develops harmonized international food standards that protect consumer health and promote fair practices in the food trade.