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Reviewing Standard 2.9.1 - Infant Formula

(November 2017)

FSANZ is reviewing Standard 2.9.1 – Infant Formula Products and other standards in the Code that regulate infant formula.

The aim of this work is to ensure regulation of infant formula is clear and reflects the latest scientific evidence. We are also considering harmonising the Code with international regulations. 

In 2016, FSANZ consulted on issues relating to infant formula (for use from birth to <12 months of age). As a result of that consultation we expanded our review to assess infant formula for special dietary use by seeking stakeholder views on a range of issues for this product category.

View consultation papers and submissions

There will be additional opportunities to provide comments as the proposal progresses.

What is not included in the review?

We anticipate that follow-on formula (for use from 6 months <12 months of age) will be considered in later projects; however toddler milks (designed for children 1–3 years) will not be reviewed in these projects. 

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More information

Policy Guideline

Infant and Child Health Scientific Advisory Group

Proposal P1028 - Infant Formula

Consultation paper (2012)

A consultation paper released in 2012 sought stakeholder feedback on issues including the operation of the current standards relating to infant formula products, composition of infant formula products and labelling and advertising of infant formula products. 

Consultation Paper 2012 (pdf 247 kb) | (word 316 kb)

Supporting document 1 - Composition comparisons to Codex standards (pdf 174 kb) | (word 80 kb)

Submissions (zip file 2077 kb) and late comments (zip 805 kb)

Consultation summary (pdf 219 kb) | (word 100 kb)

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