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# Baby formula

This year
# Study
Most baby formula health claims 'not backed by science'
The most common claims were that formula supports brain development, strengthens immune systems and helps growth.
Last year
# Baby formula
US flight brings tonnes of needed baby formula from Germany
Scarcity of medical-grade baby formula caused by production problems and supply-chain issues has created grave problems for thousands of American parents.
# Baby formula
US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes due to major shortage
The shortage has left many parents frantic and fearful their infants may starve.
# Recall
Food safety chiefs recall baby formula over salmonella fears
Two batches are affected.
All time
Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?
Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith says the legislation around marketing of follow on milk should be addressed again and more support should be given to new mothers.
# Organised Crime
Australian police bust crime ring that stole over $1 million worth of baby formula
Six have been charged after an almost year-long investigation, police said.
# Consumer Affairs
Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.
# fighting allergies
Experts warn baby formula guidelines need to be changed
Scientists say there is no consistent evidence certain formulas prevent allergies or autoimmune conditions.
# dodgy research
Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula
The 1989 paper had been at the centre of a high-profile libel case earlier this year.
# eco terrorism
Packages of poisoned baby formula trigger fear in New Zealand
Police said it could be a hoax, but they’re treating it seriously.
# New Zealand
1,000 tonnes of New Zealand dairy recalled in botulism scare
The world’s fourth largest dairy company has said that infant formulas, sports drinks and protein shakes could be affected by a bacteria that could cause the paralytic illness.