Sicurezza del latte in polvere e sua preparazione per il consumo

Translated title of the contribution: Powder milk safety

Riccardo Davanzo

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Powder infant milk is not a sterile product. Scientific literature has reported over 40 cases of infant infections (sepsis, meningitis and NEC) due to contamination of formula with Enterobacter sakazakii. Facing the microbiological hazard of powdered milk, FAO and WHO recommend to dilute powdered infant milk with water ≥ 70°C degrees. Current recommendations of FAO/WHO on preparation and handling of powdered milk are discussed, calling for the need to better clarify the possible reduced quality of the diluted milk and the risk of burns.

Translated title of the contributionPowder milk safety
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)501-503
Number of pages3
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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