Codex Alimentarius

INTERNATIONAL BABY FOODS ACTION NETWORK

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

2017 STANDARD FOR FOLLOW-UP FORMULA

2013 GUIDELINES ON FORMULATED COMPLEMENTARY FOODS

2007 STANDARD FOR INFANT FORMULA AND FORMULAS

NUTRITION AND HEALTH CLAIMS 1997

2017 STANDARD FOR CANNED BABY FOODS

2017 STANDARD FOR PROCESSED CEREAL-BASED FOODS

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION'S 31ST SESSION

IBFAN REPORT ON THE CODEX COMMITTEE

PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND APPLICATION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL CRITERIA RELATED TO FOODS

Review of the Follow-up Formula Standard

(CXS 156 – 1987) 2020 Consultation Paper – Definition, linkages between definition and name of product, and the JEMNU report on nitrogen to protein conversion factor

Overview of the Codex Working Group

The standards and guidelines established at Codex Alimentarius are those upon which each country is expected to base its own standards and guidelines on food standards

the Review of the Standard for Follow-up

IBFAN comment at Step 5 on the Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula: Section B: proposed draft scope, description, and labelling

PROPOSED DRAFT GUIDELINES

IBFAN COMMENT (in red, Codex comment in purple and green) PROPOSED DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR READY TO USE THERAPEUTIC FOODS (RUTF) (at Step 5)

USE THERAPEUTIC FOODS

IBFAN wishes to thank South Africa, Senegal and Uganda for their work on this agenda item and their leadership of the Electronic Working Group.

ultra-processed foods.

Codex ignores risks to health and the planet of the global trade of ultra-processed foods.

trade before the health

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

Codex notes: African concerns about

African concerns about Additives in Liquid Milk, Cross-promotion

Codex Committee on Nutrition

Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Dietary Uses IBFAN report on the meeting November 24 to 29, 2019.

Codex Committee on Nutrition

Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Dietary Uses IBFAN report on the meeting November 26 to 30, 2018.

WORKING GROUP REPORT, 2014

IBFAN CODEX ALIMENTARIUS WORKING GROUP REPORT, 2014

35th CODEX Committee

Agenda items on Infant and Young Child Nutrition

IBFAN Policy Brief

Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses Revision of the Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula (Codex Stan 156-1987)

IBFAN Briefing

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

IBFAN Report

Agenda items on Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Follow on formula standard

The WHO Code of marketing marketing of breastmilk breastmilk substitutes, and the subsequent WHA resolutions should be the fundamental fundamental umbrella under which any standards for milk products products for infants infants and young children children sit.