Liquid Baby Formula Distributed with Precautions to Hokkaido

Society Lifestyle

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Liquid baby formula has been distributed by the Tokyo metropolitan government to areas in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido affected by a powerful earthquake this month, with precautions against possible allergic reactions in babies.

In August, the Japanese health ministry enforced a revised ordinance that stipulates standards for liquid formula, allowing its production and sale in the nation.

Liquid formula is useful in times of disaster as it can be stored at room temperature and babies can drink it directly from a package.

Experts, however, warn that attention is needed when babies drink such formula in times of disaster.

Liquid formula is made up of milk to which nutrients such as vitamins are added and contains the same ingredients as powdered milk.

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