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About BSNA

The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is the voice of the specialist nutrition industry in the UK. We are a trade association representing manufacturers of high-quality specialist nutritional and aseptically compounded products. Our members produce infant formula, follow-on formula, young child formula, complementary weaning foods, medical foods for diagnosed disorders and medical conditions and parenteral nutrition and provide aseptic compounding services for chemotherapy, antibiotics and Central Intravenous Additive Services (CIVAS).

People who use our specialist products include

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Infants from 0 to 12 months old

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Young children under 3 years old

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Patients with clinically diagnosed diseases, disorders or medical conditions

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People who are critically or chronically ill

Some health conditions and diseases can be managed with nutritional solutions

These people have different nutritional needs from the general population; they are typically vulnerable groups who may require specialist care from healthcare professionals.

Specialist nutrition products are developed on the basis of ongoing research, are supported by a foundation of scientific data, and are highly regulated. They are used in hospitals, nursing homes, and in the community.

We work closely with Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) and the International Dietary Foods Industries (ISDI).

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SNE is the trade association that represents the specialist nutrition industry in the European Union. SNE counts specialist nutrition trade associations from 19 European countries among its members. BSNA is a member of SNE.
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ISDI represents the special dietary foods industry globally. Its current membership brings together national and international associations from more than 20 countries over 6 continents and it holds Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with Codex Alimentarius. BSNA is a member of ISDI.