Updated Code of Practice to protect breastfeeding launched

An updated Code of Practice for the marketing of infant formula in New Zealand was launched at Parliament today by Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew. It was launched on behalf of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC). The voluntary Code applies to the marketing of infant formula products suitable for infants up to the age… Read More

Infant feeding guidelines welcomed

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) welcomes and supports the NHMRC’s revised Infant Feeding Guidelines, which were released yesterday. “All mothers should be supported to provide the best nutrition for their infants. There is no question that breast milk is best and supporting mothers to breastfeed is an important aspect in maximising Australia’s infant health and… Read More

Dicyandiamide (DCD) poses no risk to infant formula products

The Infant Nutrition Council supports the New Zealand government’s statement that dairy products that were found with minute traces of Dicyandiamide (DCD) in September 2012 are safe. The Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General Wayne McNee’s statement says, “The detection of these small DCD residues poses no food safety risk. DCD itself is not poisonous. The… Read More

Donations of Infant Formula for Australian Floods and Bushfire Victims

The floods and bushfires in Australia have created a critical situation and extremely difficult circumstances for those families affected. It is important that proper nutrition is maintained for all infants and the Infant Nutrition Council and its members are pleased that they are able to respond to requests for donations of infant and/or follow-on formula…. Read More

Infant Nutrition Council statement on Warriors’ Fernbaby Sponsorship Deal

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) today expressed strong concern over the sponsorship deal between the Warriors rugby league club and Chinese-owned New Zealand Infant Formula Company, Fernbaby. CEO Jan Carey said that it is not in the interests of New Zealand’s reputation internationally for the Warriors to be promoting any infant formula brand. “The infant… Read More