NIST Amends Formula Reference Standard With Fatty Acid, Nutrient Additions
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The National Institute of Standards and Technology revises the substance it provides as a certified reference for analyzing infant and adult formulas to reflect nutritional additives now commonly used
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