The guidance provides information, advice and sets out DHSC’s interpretation of the requirements of the legislation on infant formula and follow-on formula under Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 and is provided to facilitate adherence to and assessment of adherence to the legislation. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 comes under the overarching Regulation on Food for Specific Groups (EU) No 609/2013 on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes, and total diet replacement for weight control, which was adopted on 12 June 2013 and applied from 20 July 2016. This is enforced in England by The Food for Specific Groups (Information and Compositional Requirements) (England) Regulations 2016. Similar enforcement legislation applies in Scotland, Wales and NI.
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