New version of the Commission's working document for a recast Directive on infant formulae and follow-on formulae (Northern Ireland)
Tuesday 9 August 2005
Since the last version dated 16 February 2005, we are updating the Commission's proposal for a recast Directive on infant formulae and follow-on formulae (recast version) [SANCO D4/HL/mm/D440180 Rev.3], which will be discussed at an Expert Working Group in Brussels in September.
All comments and views should be sent to:
Consumer Choice division
Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland
10A-C Clarendon Road
Tel: 02890 417708
Fax: 02890 417726
Responses are requested by: 26 August 2005
The main changes in this document compared with the Commission document issued in February 2005 relate to:
A new article defining a procedure for authorising new nutrition and health claims for infant formulae
- Refer to – Recital 23; Article 8(7); Article 11; Annexe IV Table 2
- The new amendments propose a system to authorise new nutrition and health claims which are not currently listed in Annexe IV of the recast Directive
A procedure for notifying Member States of new ingredients to infant formulae
- Refer to – Article 4(3)
- The new amendment proposes that Member States shall designate the authority or authorities that are to be responsible for the exchange of information between Member States about notification of new ingredients
A new addition laying down requirements to modify labelling of infant formula and follow-on formulae
- Refer to – Article 8(2)(e)
- This amendment proposes a new requirement to include instructions for appropriate storage and disposal of infant formulae and follow-on formulae after preparation. The amendment also proposes that labelling should carry a warning about health hazards of inappropriate storage of formulae after preparation
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