Comments on Cereal-Based foods and Baby Foods Directive and Parnuts Directive and background papers
Codex papers posted 29 November 2006:
- IBFAN comments on the Proposed Draft Recommended International Code of Hygienic Practice for Powdered Formulae for Infants and Young Children.
- Codex report of the thirty-seventh session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene.
- Proposed Draft Code of Hygienic Practice for Powdered Formulae for Infants and Young Children at Step 3 - prepared by Codex working group.
Codex nutrition meeting, Thailand, 2006.
a letter calling for European Union regulations for the
marketing of breastmilk substitutes to be brought into
line with World Health Assembly standards. Now is the
critical time. Click
here for a suggested letter which
is easy to email or post. Letters
have been sent to the Food Standards Agency and/or European
Commission or Parliament by the following organisations
(click to download as pdf
consultation- also see comments
collected on the European Union website
Also see the
section of the IBFAN website, particularly the section
on the World Health Assembly and Codex Alimentarius. Stay
here for policy papers relating to UK and EU regulations.
Milk Action submission to the Committee on the Rights of
the Child Discussion Day, September 2004: Early childhood
development: "Starting sound practices early, Guaranteeing
the rights to survival and development of young children,
including the rights to health, nutrition and education.
impact of commercial research on infant feeding
World Health Assembly Resolution 57.4 (pdf file)
calling for warnings that formula is not sterile and
baby food companies
sponsoring health workers (see Update
formulas:are they necessary? should they be promoted? (Colour
briefing paper June 2004 - pdf). Page
1 and Page 2.
to EU Commission concerning declarations of interest of
scientists on official committees - 17 June 2004. (For
background see Update
to the EU Commissions Research DG (pdf) about
its policy on funding which encourages applicants to
with small medium enterprises (SMEs).
Baby Milk Action's
comments during the UK Government's Choosing
Health, Making Healthier Choices Easier consultation.
Union working document for a proposal for a recast commission
directive on infant formulae and follow-on formulae.
Milk Action comments on Codex procedures - posted on the
Food and Agriculture Organisation site - 18 November 2003.
paper on regulations for health claims made about foods
October 2003 (pdf) Baby Milk Action Response to a Commission
Proposal for a Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims
(COM(2003) 424 final 2003/0165 (COD)) October 2003.
paper on contaminants in baby foods September 2003 (pdf)
Partial regulatory impact assessment processed cereal-based
foods and baby foods for infants and young children (England)
Regulations 2004 and Draft infant formula and follow-on
formula (amendment) (England) Regulations 2004, Implementing
Commission Directives 2003/13/EC and 2003/14/EC (amending
paper September 2003 (pdf): Report of the Scientific
Committee on Food on the Revision of Essential Requirements
of Infant Formulae and Follow-on Formulae SCF/CS/NUT/IF/65
Final 18 May 2003.
and EU legislation and why these need changing to protect
infant and young child health.
of legislation in EU countries (184 kb pdf)