Food Law News - UK - 1996
30 July 1996: INFANT FORUMLA/FOLLOW-ON FORMULA - Proposed amendment to Regulations
MAFF Letter, 30 July 1996
Proposed Amendment to the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 1995
The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/77) implemented the EC Directive on the subject (91/321/EEC). An amendment to the Directive was adopted in early 1996 (96/4/EC) and the consultation letter contains details of how the amendment will be implemented into UK legislation.
It is proposed to issue Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Amendment) Regulations later this year to be effective from 1 January 1997. The main changes are:
- changes to the labelling
- changes to compositional criteria
- new reference values for nutrition labelling for foods intended for infants and young children
There is intended to be a transitional period until 31 March 1999 during which time infant formula and follow-on formula which met the requirements of the Regulations before amendment, can still be sold.
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