USDA moves to cut DHA, ARA in organic baby formula

04/27/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Department of Agriculture is working on a draft guidance aimed at eliminating the use of fatty acids DHA and ARA in organic baby formula in response to complaints about their inclusion in the official list of ingredients for organic products in 2006. Activists said that regulators failed to seek public comment on the Bush administration's decision to include the synthetic fatty acids among the non-organic ingredients allowed in organic foods. The safety of the additives has not been a cause for concern.

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