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Breast Milk Substitutes

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the adequacy of regulations to protect against the promotion of products inferior to breast milk. (81530)

The Department is working with the Food Standards Agency to continue to press for changes to the recast European Union directive on infant formula and follow-on formula advertising.

The Department also intends to review, later this year, the United Kingdom regulations on infant formula and follow-on formula advertising, a commitment set out in the “Choosing Health—Making healthy choices easier” White Paper.