FSANZ did what?!

FSANZ did what?!

In July 2017, independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous.

Now, documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) unilaterally 'legalised' the use of this ingredient in baby formula after previously declaring it wasn’t permitted. FSANZ also misled its Minister and the public by stating that members of its Scientific Nanotechnology Advisory Group (SNAG) supported its claims that the ingredient was safe - when they actually raised safety concerns.

In failing to recall baby formula products containing nano-hydroxyapatite FSANZ is breaching its own regulations and potentially risking the health of our babies.

In July 2017, independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous.

Now, documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) unilaterally 'legalised' the use of this ingredient in baby formula after previously declaring it wasn’t permitted. FSANZ also misled its Minister and the public by stating that members of its Scientific Nanotechnology Advisory Group (SNAG) supported its claims that the ingredient was safe - when they actually raised safety concerns.

In failing to recall baby formula products containing nano-hydroxyapatite FSANZ is breaching its own regulations and potentially risking the health of our babies.

Take Action: demand an urgent recall

Please contact the Assistant Health Minister Bridget McKenzie and ask her to intervene to keep our babies safe.

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