Codex Alimentarius

IBFAN Comments 

IBFAN comment on the growing market for processed drinks that target babies 6-36 months. These drinks are unnecessary and risky, containing industrially produced, non-food based nutrients, possibly in excessive amounts. They were invented by the baby food industry in an effort to circumvent the Code’s marketing safeguards.  The big problem is they are hugely profitable.

The deadline for the next set of comments is June 10th so do share  our comment with your government and urge them to put the protection of child health first. IBFAN objects to the idealising text that ascribes a wholly risk free value to the products. If adopted, this will be a gift to marketeers and used to undermine confidence in breastfeeding – a lifeline for many babies – and suggest that locally available, bio­‐diverse,  culturally appropriate alternatives are somehow lacking in nutrients.

IBFAN 2020 Submitters Response Form – Definition and NCF – F – 1

Overview of the Codex Working Group

IBFAN comment at Step 5 on the Review of the Standard for FUF Final

Comentarios IBFAN sobre de revisión de la Norma para preparados complementarios (CXS 156-1987) en la etapa 5spanish

IBFAN Comments xanthum gum and pectins for SMPs-Final

IBFAN Comment RUTF March 2020 in red text Final

IBFAN General Comment RUTF

IBFAN comment on Revision of Codex Follow up Formula standard

IBFAN comments on Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods

Exporting countries put trade before the health of the planet and children

Codex notes: African concerns about additives in Liquid Milk, cross promotion

IBFAN Report on the CCNFSDU41 2019

IBFAN report on the CCNFSU 2018,

Revision of the Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula 2017

IBFAN Briefing RUFs Agenda item 2 Discussion paper on RUFs , Bali, Nov 24 to 28, 2014

IBFAN Codex  Alimentarius  Working Group,Report, 2014

IBFAN Report of 35th CODEX Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany 2013

IBFAN Briefing Follow on formula standard


Codex Alimentarius Standards