Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Powdered infant formula (PIF) contaminated with harmful bacteria has been implicated as a source of illness in infants. In recent years, Cronobacter species associated with PIF has emerged as a cause of disease in infants. In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on the safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula (WHO, 2007). These guidelines were informed by two risk assessments on the subject, jointly hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the WHO (FAO/ WHO, 2004 and 2006).