CCNFSDU 2019: AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH
This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will continue its
review of the Follow-Up Formula Standard. The key consideration at this year’s meeting is whether to
define both categories of follow-up formula as breast-milk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula
would fall under the same marketing guidelines as infant formula and ensure that companies are
required to comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. These products
must be considered as breast-milk substitutes to protect breastfeeding, improve child nutrition, and
reduce preventable child deaths.
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Helen Keller International. (2019). CCNFSDU 2019: Review of the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula. Helen Keller International, Washington, DC.View Resource