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European Directive amended due to NANNYcare trial

We are proud to announce that following on from two double-blind randomised control trials with the Nannycare formulation and two submissions made to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), we have finally been successful in achieving an amendment to the European infant and follow on Directive to recognise and include goat milk as a suitable base in infant formula. This amendment has now also been made law in the UK.

No safety issue

Prior to this amendment, and despite our infant formula product being sold widely outside Europe as a fully legislated infant formula, it could only be labelled in the UK as a fortified milk as ‘Nannycare Goat Milk Nutrition’.  We would like to clarify any confusing messages on the internet. This was at no point due to any safety or composition issues. Simply, when the EU infant formula Directive was drafted in the late 1980s, goat milk based formula did not exist in Europe at that time and the Directive was drafted to recognise ‘cow’ and ‘soy’ milks only as a base in infant formula.

Nannycare formula approved for use outside Europe for over 25 years in more than 20 countries

Although goat milk formulas are only recently approved for infants in Europe, the Nannycare formulation has been approved for use and fully legislated for over 25 years in more than 20 countries outside Europe including Australia and New Zealand.  Nannycare is now finally recognised in the UK and Europe for what it has always been; a nutritionally complete breast milk substitute suitable for babies from birth.