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Discussion Forum: From Innovation to Implementation

  • Hildegard Przyrembel
  • Jean Michel Antoine
  • O. Hernell
  • D. Turck
  • E. Underwood
  • M.C. Secretin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 569)

Abstract

Requirements for the safety and nutritional adequacy of infant formula are set by legislation and aim for the best possible substitute for human milk with regard to growth, development and biological effects. This is, however, a continuous process and has to be supported by science-driven innovative activities of manufacturers and be confirmed by adequate clinical studies performed according to agreed standards.

Key words

infant formula infant nutrition human milk study design composition biological effect innovation safety scientific substantiation 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hildegard Przyrembel
    • 1
  • Jean Michel Antoine
    • 2
  • O. Hernell
    • 3
  • D. Turck
    • 4
  • E. Underwood
    • 5
  • M.C. Secretin
    • 6
  1. 1.Federal Institute for Risk AssessmentBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Danone VitapolePalaiseauFrance
  3. 3.University UmeSweden
  4. 4.University Lilee FranceFrance
  5. 5.WyethUK
  6. 6.NestléFrance

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