I was a bit alarmed to read this article in the Times today
so much so that I have sent the following email asking for clarification on exactly how the Food Safety Act means they need to treat baby formula in this way.
If anyone out there is aware of the relevant provision then I would be interested to know. I had a quick look but couldn't come up with anything obvious.
I have just read an article in the Times 12/11/16 'Mother 'shamed' by Tesco for buying formula milk which ends with the following statement:
Under the Food Safety Act "we cannot promote baby formula in any way, including offering a parking voucher."
I suffer - as do many others - from a condition that prevents me absorbing B12 from my food. B12 is a vitamin that is essential for the development of babies, children and the health of adults. Women who have this condition are often unable to pass B12 on to their children through breast milk and so need to use a formula to ensure that their babies receive sufficient B12.
Please could you clarify exactly what in the FSA prevents you from promoting baby formula in any way?