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Canadian Brand-Name Infant Formulas No Better than Private-Label Formulas

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 General News J E 4
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GORDONSVILLE, Va., Sept. 29 PBM Holdings, Inc., a globalsupplier of private-label infant formulas, announced today that its presencein Canada is growing as more retailers are looking to offer formulasmanufactured in the United States to Canadian parents. Now that thousands ofmothers and fathers in Canada understand that brand-name formulas are nobetter than private-label formulas and there is a savings up to 50 percent,PBM wants to share more information about infant formula and safety.

All infant formulas in the United States must have the proper ingredientsdetermined by the Food and Drug Administration and have been manufactured in asafe and sanitary manner. FDA has recognized PBM Nutritionals, LLC, as amanufacturer that has met the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition,and quality for infant formulas in the U.S.A.

MayoClinic.com offers an online resource for parents who choose to feedtheir babies formula. "Infant formula: the next best thing to breast-feeding,"offers parents information regarding what they need to know when choosing andusing infant formula.

"Mother's milk is best, but many moms choose to supplement their breastmilk with baby formula or to entirely formula-feed," said PBM CEO Paul B.Manning. "We design our infant formulas according to FDA and Health Canadaguidelines to be nutritionally sound to support babies' growth anddevelopment."

In the interest of assuring consistent nutrient density, Manning's PBMProducts, LLC, introduced the first private-brand infant formulas in theUnited States ten years ago. Today, PBM supplies formulas to more than 20,000retail locations in United States and internationally in Canada, Mexico,Europe, China, and South Africa.

PBM powder formulas are manufactured by PBM Nutritionals in accordancewith FDA and Health Canada guidelines. PBM's factory is the only ISO9001:2000-certified, infant formula-manufacturing facility in the UnitedStates and has been operating for more than 20 years.

About PBM

PBM is privately owned and based in Gordonsville, VA. PBM companiesspecialize in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing consumer food,nutritional, and pharmaceutical products. PBM companies include PBM Holdings,Inc., PBM Products, LLC, PBM Nutritionals, LLC, PBM Canada Holdings, Inc., PBM(Guangzhou) Nutritionals Co., Ltd., and PBM Products Mexico, S. de R.L. deC.V. For more information, visit http://www.pbmproducts.com .

Reference: MayoClinic.com articlehttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-formula/PR00058, accessed September29, 2008.

SOURCE PBM Holdings, Inc.
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