FSANZFriday 28 September 2012, 3:11PM
Media release from FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is currently
reviewing Standard 2.9.1 - Infant Formula Products and other
standards relating to infant formula.
As part of that review FSANZ has prepared a consultation paper
covering a range of issues including how the current standards
relating to infant formula operate; composition of products and
labelling and advertising.
The main purpose of the review is to help FSANZ identify and
understand current issues relating to infant formula product
FSANZ will use feedback on the consultation paper to develop a
formal proposal to review the relevant standards of the Code. There
will be many more opportunities to provide comments and feedback
during the proposal work in 2013.
What Standards are being considered in the review?
Standard 2.9.1 regulates the following infant formula
infant formula (0-12 months)
follow-on formula (6-12 months)
infant formula products for special dietary use
(e.g. metabolic and immunological conditions).
Other standards also contain specific provisions for infant
formula products, such as:
Standard 1.3.1 - Food Additives
Standard 1.6.1 - Microbiological Limits for
Toddler milks (designed for children 1-3 years) will not be
reviewed as part of this work.
Consultation Paper (released September 26) - submissions close 7
November 2012 (pdf 247 kb) | (word 316 kb)
Supporting document 1 - Composition comparisons to Codex standards
(pdf 174 kb) | (word 80 kb)
Ministerial Council Policy Guideline
How to stay informed
If you wish to be placed on a mailing list for future advice about
changes to Standard 2.9.1, please complete the details on this form
(word 101 kb) and send it to the Standards Management Officer
at firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone +61 2 6271