The Infant Nutrition Council is committed to supporting both breastfeeding and infant formula.


Nanoparticles in Infant Formula

The core value of the Infant Nutrition Council and its member companies is the safety and quality of infant formula products sold in Australia and New Zealand 

Tests commissioned by the Friends of the Earth (FoE) at the Arizona State University in the United States purports to have found the presence of nanoparticles in several Australian infant formula products.

The Infant Nutrition Council is concerned that the Friends of the Earth study will cause unnecessary alarm or concern amongst parents who may not be able to breast-feed or choose to use infant nutrition products, when the study offers no new information to suggest that the infant formula products tested might pose a public health or food safety risk. 

The Infant Nutrition Council Ltd (INC) is the association for the infant formula industry in Australia and New Zealand and the key industry stakeholder in the advancement of infant nutrition. INC represents manufacturers, marketers and brand owners, and represents over 95% of the volume of infant formula sold in Australia and New Zealand.

  • To access the full INC statement, click here
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The Infant Nutrition Council

The infant formula industry has spent many years studying breast milk and knows the value of good nutrition for infants and the unique and unsurpassed benefits of breast milk. However, when a baby does not receive breast milk the only suitable and safe alternative is a scientifically developed infant formula product.

INC represents the major manufacturers and marketers of infant formula in Australia and New Zealand as well as local companies who are producing product for export. All members abide by a Code of Conduct.

INC has strong relationships with key Australian and New Zealand government departments and agencies. It works in partnership with government to protect the Australian and New Zealand brands and to support the public health goals for the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and, when needed, infant formula as the only suitable alternative.

INC also works with local and international regulators to advance infant nutrition. INC advocates to ensure that the regulatory environment includes the benefits provided by global research and the consideration of global trade and harmonisation with international food standards. Join INC 

The ‘Feeding the Future’ conference will be held 26-27 October 2017 in Auckland.


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