Our Network

INC’s network extends through Asia, Europe and North America. Below are links to our resources in Australia, New Zealand and around the world

Regulatory Links

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)

FSANZ is a bi-national Government agency with the responsibility is to develop and administer the ‘Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code’ (the Code), which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods.

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

Dairy is New Zealand’s biggest export earner – worth about $19 billion a year. MPI plays a critical role in ensuring dairy including infant formula and toddler milk exports meet New Zealand food safety standards and the requirements of our overseas customers.

New Zealand Food Safety (Haumaru Kai Aotearoa) ensures systems are in place to support businesses to make safe and suitable food – for New Zealand and our export markets.

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) is responsible for regulating the Victorian dairy industry to safeguard public health.Leading our food safety system. Protecting consumers.

NSW Food Authority

As Australia’s first and only wholly integrated through-chain food regulatory agency, the NSW Food Authority is responsible for regulating and monitoring food safety across the entire food industry supply chain in NSW – from paddock to plate.

Association Links

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia is the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry.  Their role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry.

Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ)

The Association was formed so members could work collectively on public policy issues of importance to dairy companies and could engage in advocacy and representation with authorities in New Zealand and overseas. Policy issues include anything that might impact on the production, manufacturing, trade and marketing of dairy products, including issues affecting the public perception of dairy products.

Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)

The Australian Food and Grocery Council are the leading national organisation representing Australia’s packaged food, drink and grocery products manufacturers.  Their role is to help shape a business environment that encourages the food and grocery products industry to grow and remain profitable.  They also provide food and grocery products manufacturers with a platform from which they can voice their views on a range of issues.

New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (NZFGC)

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council (FGC) is an industry association which represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind New Zealand’s food, beverage, and grocery brands. Their members represent more than $28 billion in domestic retail sales, $26 billion in exports, and directly or indirectly employ about 350,000 people, or one in five people in our workforce.

International Links

International Special Dietary Food Industries (ISDI)

The Infant Nutrition Council INC is a member of ISDI. ISDI is the leading international expert association on special dietary foods. It brings together national and international associations that are active in this food sector from more than 20 countries over 6 continents. ISDI is a platform for debate on regulatory, technical and scientific issues regarding special dietary foods.

Asia Pacific Infant and Young Children Nutrition Association (APIYCNA)

The Asia Pacific Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association is a not-for-profit organization set up to improve the nutritional wellbeing of infants and young children throughout the Asia Pacific.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The European Chamber Paediatric Nutrition (PN) Desk was established in 2009 and currently has nine international companies as members and four domestic manufacturers as local partners. Members and partners of the PN Desk include the major manufacturers of infant formulas who are active in China.

China Nutrition and Health Food Association

CNHFA was jointly initiated by Chinese Nutrition and health food enterprises and relevant organisations. It represents the mutual interests of members, safe guarding the health and harmony of the government, the general public and the industry, benefiting customers and the whole society.

British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA)

The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is the voice of the specialist nutrition industry in the UK. It represents manufacturers of high quality specialist nutritional and aseptically compounded products. BSNA members produce infant formula, follow-on formula, young child formula, complementary weaning foods, medical foods for diagnosed disorders and medical conditions, parenteral nutrition and provide aseptic compounding services for chemotherapy, antibiotics and Central Intravenous Additive Services (CIVAS).

Infant Nutrition Council of America (INCA)

The Infant Nutrition Council of America is an association of manufacturers of infant formulas, follow-up formulas and growing up milks; members are Abbott Nutrition, Gerber Products Company, Perrigo Nutritionals and Reckit Benckiser. For more than 45 years the Council has advocated for optimal infant health and the critical role of infant nutrition, supported families in their feeding decisions and educated on appropriate infant feeding options.

World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Breastfeeding and Other Relevant Government Links

New Zealand Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora

The New Zealand Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders. Healthy Eating – Healthy Action (HEHA) is the Ministry of Health’s strategic approach to improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and achieving healthy weight for all New Zealanders.

Australian Government Department of Health – Breastfeeding

The Australian Government is committed to protecting, promoting, supporting and monitoring breastfeeding throughout Australia.

National Health and Medical Research Council

The Infant Feeding Guidelines are written to assist health workers provide consistent advice about breastfeeding and infant feeding. They provide a review of the evidence, and clear evidence-based recommendations on infant feeding for health workers. INC participated in the development of these guidelines.

Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy – 2019 and beyond

The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond (the Strategy) provides an enduring policy framework for all Australian governments to provide a supportive and enabling environment for breastfeeding.


Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and well being of children under the age of 5. It is a national not-for-profit organisation, community-owned and governed.

New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority (NZBA)

The NZBA was formed in 1997-8 by a number of groups involved in the breastfeeding field to work towards the establishment of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in New Zealand. It was incorporated in 1999 and contracted by the Health Funding Authority to develop BFHI for New Zealand. Its primary focus has been on the establishment of BFHI, together with the development of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).