Fonterra has struck a deal with Martek Biosciences to add the food ingredient supplier's DHA and AHA fortification products to infant formula and dairy lines aimed at pregnant and breast feeding mothers.

The New Zealand dairy giant's infant formulas, featuring life'sDHA and life'sARA, will be available in Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Fonterra's Anmum Materna products will be sold in those markets, plus Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

"Infant formulas containing Martek's life'sDHA and life'sARA can be found in more than 75 countries worldwide, and we continue to expand our international presence in the infant formula and perinatal markets," said Ethan Leonard, vice president of paediatric nutrition for Martek.

"Our sole-source supply arrangement with Fonterra further demonstrates that companies worldwide understand the importance of adding Martek's DHA and ARA to infant formula and perinatal products for infant health and development."