Infant formula products for sale in Australia and New Zealand, including under HS 190110
Proposal P1028 Infant Formula – 2nd Call For Submissions (505 pages, in English)
Proposal P1028 proposes to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to ensure that infant formula products are safe and suitable while also taking account of the latest scientific evidence, market developments, changes in the international regulatory context, and revised Australian and New Zealand policy guidance.
The proposed draft variation to the Code will amend infant formula regulation. Relevant aspects include:
- Re-drafting of Standard 2.9.1 and related provisions in Schedule 29 to reflect the differing requirements for subcategories of infant formula products (infant formula, follow-on formula and special medical purpose products for infants (SMPPi);
- Revised nutrient composition values;
- Revised permissions for food additives, contaminants and processing aids;
- Addition of a definition for SMPPi, and associated revisions on nutrient composition, restriction of sale and standalone labelling permissions reflective of Standard 2.9.5 - Foods for Special Medial Purpose (FSMP)
- Amendments and new provisions regarding safety-related labelling (including directions for use and storage, warning statements and age-related statements), provision of information (including nutrition information, stage labelling and a prohibition of proxy advertising), and labelling for SMPPi.
- Amendments to clarify the requirements for novel foods when added to infant formula products.
A five year transition period, inclusive of stock-in-trade, is proposed.