The purpose of this Proposal is to revise and clarify standards relating to infant formula (for use from birth to <12 months of age) comprising category definitions, composition, labelling and representation of products. Although the standards for infant formula are, on the whole, functioning adequately, there is scope to improve the clarity of some standards, and to consider the application of Ministerial policy guidance and alignment with international regulations.
Submissions (zip file 13289 kb) Late comments (zip file 1738 kb)
Consultation paper – 3 August 2017 (pdf 1034 kb)| (word 354 kb)
Submissions (zip file 27369 kb) | Late comments (pdf 925 kb )
Consultation paper – 23 February 2016 (pdf 749 kb) | (word 198 kb) (includes Attachment 1 – Summary of questions for submitters) (as at 4 May 2016)
Please note we have been made aware of an error in the permitted forms of minerals and electrolytes in Supporting document 1 – Definitions and nutrient composition. In Table 8.1 (page 58) and 8.2 (page 62) we have incorrectly stated that Ferrous sulphate is not listed as a permitted form of iron for use in infant formula in the Code. As ferrous sulphate is a permitted form we are not seeking further information on a technological justification for its use.
In addition, we have also been made aware of an error in the Consultation paper which has been replaced. In Attachment 1 – Summary of questions for submitters – there is an error in the numbering of questions for Supporting document 2, Q2.2 on page 20-21 was left out of the summary list.
SD 1 – Definitions & nutrient composition (pdf 1199 kb) | (word 480 kb)
SD 1 – A1.1 Appendices 1–4 (pdf 721 kb) | (word 229 kb)
SD 2 – Safety & food technology (pdf 1509 kb) | (word 561 kb)
SD 3 – Provision of information (pdf 569 kb) | (word 147 kb)
Administrative Assessment Report - 26 July 2013 (pdf 158 kb) | (word 63 kb)
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