We will be changing the majority of our Cow & Gate formula milk products throughout 2021 and early 2022. During late May, June and July parents will see our packaging will gradually be updated with the formulations for Cow & Gate First Infant milk powder products and Cow & Gate Follow-On milk powder products. Please see a list below:
- Cow & Gate First Infant milk 350g, 700g, 800g and 1.2kg
- Cow & Gate Follow-On milk 350g, 700g, 800g and 1.2kg
- Cow & Gate Anti-Reflux 800g (pack label change only)
- Cow & Gate Comfort 800g (pack label change only)
The following products will be changing between October and December 2021:
- Cow & Gate Hungry First Infant milk 800g
- Growing Up / Toddler milk 1-2 years 700g and 800g
- Growing Up / Toddler milk 2-3 years 800g
Changes to liquid formats of the above products will begin early 2022. Cow & Gate Simply A2 made with A2 protein milk and Nutriprem products will not be affected.
We are constantly reviewing our recipes and looking to make improvements. We are removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our recipe because we know that this is an important topic for many parents [Around 40% of UK parents look to 'fully avoid' or 'avoid as much as possible' products containing palm oil*]. There will also be changes to the amount of Nucelotides, Taurine and short chain Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and long-chain Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).
Despite these changes – Cow & Gate formulations remain safe, fully compliant with EU and UK regulations and continue to be a suitable choice for parents.
*Toluna Quick Survey, July 2019
Formula milks are one of the most strictly regulated and tested food products in the world, so we can assure you that both the current and soon-to-be reformulated Cow & Gate products have been developed by trusted scientists and are safe for babies.
Parents may notice some small differences in smell, appearance or taste and/or a difference in their child’s stool pattern. This is completely normal but if parents do present with concerns, do not hesitate to contact us and utilize our parent resources for safely transitioning between formulas, understanding their child’s stool habits and correctly preparing formula. These resources can be downloaded from links towards the bottom of this page.
We are always looking to make improvements to our packaging and many parents provided positive feedback to the new designs in testing. We have incorporated new characters on our packs, with a cartoon bear for Cow & Gate First Infant milk, a cartoon hippo for Cow & Gate Follow On milk and a cartoon lion for Cow & Gate Toddler milk.
To compare the previous pack with the new pack in terms of style changes, view the comparison below. We will be changing the majority of our Cow & Gate formula milk products throughout 2021 and early 2022.
Please visit the links below to download free copies of our support materials which you can use to ease transitions with concerned parents. Paper copies of the formula transitioning tool and guide to making a bottle feed can also be ordered for free here.
Please ensure your role and areas of interest are up to date.