Follow-On Formula

SNE: 'Under no circumstances can [infant formula] be compared to tobacco products...infant formula is one of the most highly regulated products in the world...' © iStock

European infant formula makers: We don't need more regulation

By Aurélie Perrichet

With the World Health Organisation (WHO) and respected British journal The Lancet recently calling for tighter regulation and enforcement to better control infant formulae marketing, Aurélie Perrichet executive director of sector group Specialised Nutrition...

UK Green MEP Keith Taylor tabled three objections to the delegated acts – part of the Food for Specific Groups (FSG) regulation – in December. Photo credits: iStock.com / Wavebreakmedia

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical purposes in a vote today, which he says fails to safeguard the practice...

Ingredients considered ‘optional’ today may be regarded as essential in the future after further research, says Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE).

SNE chips in on EFSA’s infant formula draft opinion

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) said it was disappointed that certain nutrients were deemed "unnecessary" in the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) recent draft opinion on infant formula. 

EFSA issues draft opinion on nutritional requirements of baby milks

EFSA issues draft opinion on nutritional requirements of baby milks

By Mark ASTLEY

Industry representative Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has welcomed a draft European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Opinion that “recognized” the nutritional value of infant and follow-on formula products already on the market.

British MEP Glenis Willmott has not given up on blocking claims such as this one on infant foods despite EFSA, the EC and the EP approving them

MEP takes DHA omega-3 claim complaint back to the Commission

By Shane Starling

British Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Glenis Willmott, is writing to the European Commission to block a DHA eye development claim being used on infant follow-on formula products, after the EP last week failed to veto the claim.

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