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Independent Review Panel reports Press release 11 March 2010

Government panel says there need to be 'steps taken' to address problems in enforcing baby milk marketing law. Campaigners welcome recommendation and call for UK law to be brought into line with international standards http://info.babymilkaction.org/pressrelease/pressrelease11mar10a

Questions put to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board November 2009

On behalf of the Baby Feeding Law Group I ask the FSA Board  about:

  • the narrow remit of the  Independent Review Panel and suggest that it has been a waste of public money;
  • the conflicts of interest in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the impact this may have on the report of the working group on complementary feeding 
  • concerns about the EFSA decisions on health claims on formulas and baby foods.  
  • taxes on junk food.


Tim Smith, CEO of the FSA responds.

to see the video follow this link and choose Q&A 




Baby Milk Action submission to NICE consultation on Preventing Obesity

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence


Preventing obesity: whole system approaches

Consultation on the Draft Scope February 2010

Patti Rundall's Policy blog coming soon

Watch this space for blogs from Patti Rundall OBE, Baby Milk Action Policy Director.

Patti will explain the challenges, actions and successes in the world of shaping the policies relating to infant feeding. At national, European Union and international level.

Problems with LCPs in the US. Updated 2011

2010 Update The safety of the ingredients - the US experience:  

EU and US block Thailand’s proposal to reduce sugar in baby foods


IBFAN press release

FAO/WHO Codex Nutrition Committee (CCFSNDU)

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 3rd November 2006

Cereal-based baby foods are an unlikely subject of controversy but this week they have been at the centre of a bitter struggle between health advocates and the multibillion dollar baby food industry whose interests were defended by the European Commission and the United States. The controversy centered on sugar levels and the rising levels of obesity and food related diseases which are fast consuming health budgets across the globe.

Download the attached pdf for the full press release.


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