Agency Guidance Notes on the Infant and Follow-on Formula Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 - Draft Appendix I, II and V
Monday 14 April 2008
Sections of the Agency's Draft Guidance Notes on The Infant and Follow-on Formula Regulations 2007 have been amended in light of new information received in response to the formal consultation which ran from 22 November 2007 to 14 February 2008.
All comments and views should be sent to:
Local Authority Unit
Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland
10a-10c Clarendon Road
Belfast BT1 3BG
Tel: 02890 417737
Fax: 02890 417728
Responses are requested by: 5 May 2008
The formal consultation on the draft guidance notes on how to interpret the provisions of the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 2007 closed on 14 February 2008. The consultation responses will be placed on this website, alongside the original consultation, as soon as they are collated.
In considering the responses to the consultation, and to take account of additional information received relating to the interpretation of 'advertising', and also the interpretation of 'scientific publication', the Agency has amended Appendix I and II and intends to insert a new Appendix V. Before finalising the guidance notes, the Agency would be grateful for additional views from stakeholders on the content of the following sections only:
- amended Appendix I – Interpretation of 'advertising'
- amended Appendix II – Guidance on 'representation'
- new Appendix V – Interpretation of 'scientific publication'
This consultation has been prepared in accordance with the HM Government Code of Practice on Consultation, which states that a consultation must follow better regulation best practice, including carrying out an Impact Assessment (Regulatory Impact Assessment in Scotland). The assessment is included in the consultation documents.
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