FSANZ looking to change infant formula Food Standards requirements

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 24th February 2016

Paper WorkFood Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking comments on its proposed approach to revising infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code.

 

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Steve McCutcheon said although breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a baby, a safe and nutritious substitute for breast milk is needed for babies who are not breastfed.

 

“FSANZ is looking at clarifying some standards, bringing them up-to-date with the latest scientific evidence and aligning with international regulations,” McCutcheon said.

 

“This paper covers a range of issues including composition, safety and food technology and labelling,” McCutcheon stated.

 

Members of the community, government agencies, public health professionals and industry are all invited to make comment on the proposal.

 

After assessing submissions on this consultation paper, FSANZ expects to prepare a call for submissions for public release.

 

The closing date for submissions is 17 May 2016.