Pharmacists in the UK can now sell goat milk infant formula after a 20-year campaign by manufacturer NANNYcare prompted a change in EU law.
NANNYcare's goat milk formula could not be sold as an infant product in Europe until last year, when EU law was changed to recognise goat milk as a suitable protein source in infant formula. UK regulations followed suit in March and NANNYcare's infant milk formula appeared in pharmacies from this month.
NANNYcare First infant milk is suitable for babies up to 12 months old and has a shelf life of three years, the manufacturer claims. NANNYcare already produces Growing up milk for children aged between one and three years old, and a new product, Follow on milk, will launch in November.
Pharmacists can order the products from Alliance Healthcare and AAH. A 400g container of the infant formula costs £11.40, while 900g costs £22.98.
For a product brochure, email or call NANNYcare's helpline on 0800 328 5826