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Agreement to restrict advertising of infant formula

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has re-authorised an agreement between manufacturers and importers of infant formula that prohibits them from advertising and promoting formula for babies under 12 months of age directly to the public. This five-year agreement is designed to promote breastfeeding in Australia, which has significant public health benefits. The Marketing in… Read More

Infant Nutrition Council – Conference Sydney April 7-8

6 April 2016 – The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference will be held in Sydney at The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, on April 7 and 8, 2016.  The Infant Nutrition Council represents global companies, well established local companies, and ingredient manufacturers and suppliers, and represents over 95 per cent… Read More

Infant Nutrition Council calls for clearer labelling on infant formula products

 30 November 2015 – The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) is calling for changes to infant formula labelling restrictions that keep crucial nutrition and function claims from appearing on pack, fearing parents and carers are not receiving adequate information. Research commissioned by the INC found many mothers and carers who use infant formula are confused by labels and find… Read More

Infant formula marketing decision welcomed

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) welcomes the Commerce Commission confirmation of the authorisation of the INC’s Code of Practice for marketing infant formula.  The Code of Practice restricts the advertising and marketing of infant formula by members.  It has been in place since 2012 and is consistent with New Zealand’s commitment to the World Health… Read More

NZ infant formula among safest in world

Mothers in New Zealand and around the world can be assured that infant formula sourced in New Zealand is among the safest available anywhere, says the Infant Nutrition Council (INC). Chief Executive Jan Carey deplored the anonymous threats made to Fonterra and Federated Farmers. She says infant formula manufacturers and exporters in New Zealand have… Read More