Urgent call - help improve the safety of ingredients. Call for pre-authorisation

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Urgent call for pre-authorisation of baby food ingredients


(Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on food intended for infants and young children and on food for special medical purposes )


On Monday 3rd October there will be a meeting of the European Council to discuss the revision of rules which govern the laws on baby milks and foods.  This is an important opportunity to ensure that the procedures are transparent, accountable, democratic and that the safety of infant foods is not left in the hands of the baby food and related  industries. 


Baby Milk Action, IBFAN and the Baby Feeding Law Group are calling for the pre-authorisation of all ingredients used in foods for infants and young children - to ensure that all  ingredients are independently and thoroughly checked for safety and efficacy BEFORE being put on the market.  


If you can - please help by sending a short message to your contacts in your government -  supporting  the above call and the points made in our submission to the UK Department of Health.  You can find it  on this link


http://info.babymilkaction.org/sites/info.babymilkaction.org/files/BMA BFLG IBFAN PARNUTs Response. .doc

if in the UK send your comments to:    parnutsconsultation@dh.gsi.gov.uk

with a copy to: Derek Hampson <Derek.Hampson@dh.gsi.gov.uk>

You can find all the background papers here: 







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