FDA issues final rule to add selenium to list of required nutrients for infant formula

FDA on Monday announced a final rule to add selenium to the list of required nutrients for infant formula, and to establish both minimum and maximum levels of selenium in infant formula. The rule requires 2.0 µg selenium/100 kcal as the minimum level and 7.0 µg/100 kcal as the maximum level of selenium in infant formula.

FDA on Monday announced a final rule to add selenium to the list of required nutrients for infant formula, and to establish both minimum and maximum levels of selenium in infant formula. The rule requires 2.0 µg selenium/100 kcal as the minimum level and 7.0 µg/100 kcal as the maximum level of selenium in infant formula. It also amends the labeling requirements for infant formula to require the listing of selenium in micrograms per 100 kilocalories on infant formula labels.