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Ross Products' infant formula fortified with Martek Biosciences' DHA, ARA fatty acid oils will be available by mid-April in food, drug, mass stores, Abbott Labs division says. Advance will come in 12.9 oz. and 25.7 oz. powder, 32 oz. ready-to-feed plastic bottle; formula will be priced at 15% premium over existing products. Ross says it has received FDA clearance for its GRAS petition, submitted Jan. 2; firm will be second to market fortified formula in the U.S. following Mead Johnson's launch of Enfamil LIPIL, reaching shelves this month (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 14, 2002, p. 3)...

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