Internation Consultation on Codex Solicited

Thursday, 09 January 2003--The UK Food Standards Agency is asking for comments on proposed changes to the Codex draft standards for infant formula, cereal-based foods for infants and young children, and Codex draft guidelines for vitamin and mineral supplements.

Codex is charged with the development of food standards to protect the health of consumers and facilitate international trade.

The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) has invited governments to comment on:

Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula at step 3 (para. 54 and Appendix II)

Proposed Draft Revised Standard For Cereal Based Foods for Infants and Young Children (para. 86 and Appendix III)

Proposed Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements at Step 3 (para. 100 and Appendix IV)

As the UK representative at CCNFSDU meetings, the Agency is currently considering the proposals, details of which can be viewed ( on the Codex website.

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