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Infant Foods: Sales

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which infant formulas have been approved for sale in the UK in the last month; and whether these have been notified to infant feeding leads.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department does not approve products for sale in the United Kingdom. However, under The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007, businesses intending to place an infant formula on the market are required to give prior notice to the Secretary of State, and forward a model of the product label. Similar Regulations apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Department has not received any notifications of infant formula in the past month. However, products that may have recently come on the market may have been notified at an earlier date.

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