Legislation

  • Regulation (EU No 609/2013) of the European Parliament and of the Council on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes and total diet replacement for weight control
  • Decree KTM 1216/2007 of the Ministry of Trade and Industry on infant formulae and follow on formulae
  • Commission Directive 2006/141/EC on infant formulae and follow on formulae
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs
  • Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for infant formula and follow-on formula and as regards requirements on information relating to infant and young child feeding 

Regulation (EU No 609/2013) of the European Parliament and of the Council on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes and total diet replacement for weight control became applicable in July 2016. It repealed Decree 121/2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on foods for particular nutritional uses. 

The European Commission has issued Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 regarding the specific compositional and information requirements for infant formula and follow-on formula. The Delegated Regulation will become applicable in 2020.  Until then, the applicable norm is Decree 1216/2007 of the Ministry of Trade and Industry on infant formulae and follow on formulae.

Directive (EC) No 141/2006 has been implemented under the Decree of the Ministry. The principles and objectives of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes adopted in 1981 in the 34th World Health Assembly have been taken into consideration in this Directive. The recommendation for exclusive breast feeding for six months included in the resolution passed by WHA in 2001 has also been considered in the preparation of the Directive.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 provides for contaminants in infant formulae and follow on formulae.

 

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