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.
Comentarios IBFAN sobre de revisión de la Norma para preparados complementarios (CXS 156-1987) en la etapa 5spanish
Codex Alimentarius Standards
- 2017 STANDARD FOR CANNED BABY FOODS
- 2017 STANDARD FOR PROCESSED CEREAL-BASED FOODS FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
- 2017 STANDARD FOR FOLLOW-UP FORMULAIBFAN General Comment RUTF
- 2013 GUIDELINES ON FORMULATED COMPLEMENTARY FOODS FOR OLDER INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
- 2007 STANDARD FOR INFANT FORMULA AND FORMULAS FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES INTENDED FOR INFANTS
- 1997 GUIDELINES FOR USE OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH CLAIMS
- 1997 PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND APPLICATION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL CRITERIA RELATED TO FOODS