The Infant Nutrition Council Ltd
The Infant Nutrition Council Ltd (INC) is the association for the infant formula industry in Australia and New Zealand. INC has over 30 member companies including manufacturers, marketers and brand owners, and represents over 95% of the volume of infant formula manufactured, marketed and exported in Australia and New Zealand.
INC advocates for optimal nutrition for all infants: breastfeeding first, and, when needed, infant formula as the only suitable alternative.
INC plays a key role in ensuring compliance and safety in the industry. All members abide by a Code of Conduct that provides direction on industry issues including the support of breastfeeding, food regulations and standards, food safety issues, and company representatives’ conduct and activities.
The Code of Conduct also sets out expectations for the responsible marketing of infant formula through the local interpretations of The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes 1981 (WHO Code). In Australia that is the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (MAIF Agreement) and in New Zealand it is the Infant Nutrition Council’s Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula in New Zealand (INC Code of Practice).
INC has strong relationships with key Australian and New Zealand government departments and agencies and engages directly with governments in Australia and New Zealand to promote and protect the interests of the infant formula industry in the development of policy and enforcement of regulations.
INC also works with local and international regulators to advance infant nutrition. INC advocates to ensure that the regulatory environment includes the benefits provided by global research and the consideration of global trade and harmonization with international food standards.
INC members include:
Abbott Nutrition, Aspen Nutritionals, Bayer, Fonterra, HJ Heinz, Nestlé, Danone Nutricia and Synlait. Associate members include A2 Infant Nutrition, Australian Dairy Park, Burra Foods, Dairy Goat Co-operative, GrainCorp, Murray Goulburn, New Image Group, Tatura, and Westland.
INC Contact Details:
+61 2 6273 8164
Level 2, Salvation Army Building
2-4 Brisbane Ave, Barton, ACT, 2600
+64 9 354 3272
Datacraft House, 99 -105 Customhouse Quay