What’s in your baby formula? Research finds ‘potentially toxic nanoparticles’

Parents, already stressing over the bottle v breast debate, have now been informed two of the most trusted brands of baby formula are being questioned.

There are calls for the products to be recalled amid concerning findings by a world-leading team in nano-technology from Arizona State University.

The research was commissioned by environment group Friends of the Earth (FoE) and tested seven baby formula products.


The researchers found two contained needle-shaped hydroxyapatite nanoparticles.

Nestle NAN H.A. Gold 1 and Nature’s Way Kids Smart 1 contained the banned substance.

FoE wants Food Standards Australia New Zealand to pull the products from shelves and do further tests.

Man-made nanoparticles are increasingly being added to food to improve texture, flavour and shelf life.

But the process has been banned from use in oral care products, including toothpaste, in parts of Europe.