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PKU start

PKU start™


PKU start is an amino acid based powdered phenylalanine free* formula containing other essential and non‐essential amino acids, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).

PKU start is suitable for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria from birth.

PKU start is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision. It is not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition. Use in conjunction with breast milk or infant formula as advised by a healthcare professional.

*No added phenylalanine. Phenylalanine may be present in trace amounts from other ingredients (<10mg/100g;<1.5mg/100ml reconstituted product)

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Key feature
 
  • Developed to comply with the latest worldwide regulations for infant formula,1‐3 the latest scientific knowledge on the composition of infant formula4 and the dietary management of PKU5‐6
  • Well tolerated and accepted7
  • Non‐medical design that is similar to standard infant formula
  • Easily used alongside PKU gel 2g PE = 100ml PKU Start / 5g PKU gel
1. European Commission, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 of 25 September 2015 supplementing the Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for infant formula and follow‐on formula and as regards requirements on information relating to infant and young child feeding. Official Journal of the European Union, 2016.
2. European Commission, Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2016/128 of 25 September 2015 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for food for special medical purposes. Official Journal of the European Union, 2016.
3. Codex Alimentarius, STANDARD FOR INFANT FORMULA AND FORMULAS FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES INTENDED FOR INFANTS, in CODEX STAN 72‐1981 Formerly CAC/RS 72‐1972. Adopted as a worldwide standard in 1981. Amendment: 1983, 1985, 1987, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Revision: 2007.
4. EFSA NDA Panel, Scientific Opinion on the essential composition of infant and follow‐on formulae. EFSA Journal, 2014. 12(7): p. 3760.
5. Van Wegberg, A.M.J., et al., The complete European guidelines on phenylketonuria: diagnosis and treatment. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 2017. 12(1): p. 162.
6. Singh, R.H., et al., Recommendations for the nutrition management of phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency. Genetics in Medicine, 2014. 16(2): p. 121‐31
7. Data on file, Vitaflo.
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