Iran’s Infant Formula Production Increases in May
23:30 - June 30, 2024

Iran’s Infant Formula Production Increases in May

TEHRAN (ANA)- Iran has set a record in production of regular infant formula for a single month, according to the Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA).
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Heydar Mohammadi, the head of the IFDA said that during the second Iranian calendar month (April 20 to May 20), the output exceeded six million cans.

He attributed the increase to the round-the-clock efforts of the staff, saying that on average, regular formula production has been reported at 5.6 million cans per month.

Notably, there was a 35% growth in formula output during Ordibehesht (the second Iranian month) compared to the previous month, Mohammadi added. 

He also underlined that no plant has stockpiled formula production since March, thanks to careful supervision.

Infant formula, also called baby formula, is an ultra-processed food designed and marketed for feeding to babies and infants under 12 months of age, usually prepared for bottle-feeding or cup-feeding from powder (mixed with water) or liquid (with or without additional water). The U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) defines infant formula as "a food which purports to be or is represented for special dietary use solely as a food for infants by reason of its simulation of human milk or its suitability as a complete or partial substitute for human milk".

Manufacturers state that the composition of infant formula is designed to be roughly based on a human mother's milk at approximately one to three months postpartum; however, there are significant differences in the nutrient content of these products.





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