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The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Labelling of follow-on formula

18.—(1) Follow-on formula may not be sold unless the labelling bears the following particulars—

(a)a statement to the effect that—

(i)the product is suitable only for particular nutritional use by infants over the age of six months,

(ii)it should form only part of a diversified diet,

(iii)it is not to be used as a substitute for breast milk during the first six months of life, and

(iv)the decision to begin complementary feeding, including any decision as to making an exception to the principle of not using follow-on formula before six months of age, should be made only on the advice of independent persons having qualifications in medicine, nutrition or pharmacy, or other professionals responsible for maternal or child care, based on the individual infant’s specific growth and development needs;

(b)the available energy value, expressed in kJ and kcal, and the content of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, expressed in numerical form, per 100ml of the product ready for use;

(c)the average quantity of each mineral substance and of each vitamin mentioned in Annex II and, where applicable, of choline, inositol and carnitine, expressed in numerical form, per 100ml of the product ready for use;

(d)instructions for appropriate preparation, storage and disposal of the product and a warning against the health hazards of inappropriate preparation and storage.

(2) The labelling of follow-on formula must—

(a)be designed to provide the necessary information about the appropriate use of the product so as not to discourage breast feeding; and

(b)not contain the terms “humanised”, “maternalised”, “adapted” or any similar term.

(3) The labelling of a follow-on formula may bear particulars of—

(a)the average quantity of nutrients mentioned in Annex III when such information is not required by paragraph (1)(c), expressed in numerical form, per 100 ml of the product ready for use; and

(b)in addition to numerical information, information on vitamins and minerals included in Annex VII, expressed as a percentage of the reference values given in that Annex, per 100 ml of the product ready for use.

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