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390. Canned food for infants and children. 

  1. Canned food for infants and children shall be any wholesome food or mixtures of wholesome food that is sold as suitable for feeding to infants or specifically suitable for feeding to children.
  2. For the purposes of these Regulations, canned food for infants and children does not include cereal-based food for infants and children or infant formula.
  3. Canned food for infants and children in ready-to-eat form
    • (a) shall be processed by heat before or after being packed in a hermetically sealed can; jar or other container, so as to prevent spoilage;
    • (b) shall be homogenous or comminuted in the following forms
      • strained food of a fairly uniform, small particle size which does not require chewing before being swallowed; or
      • non-strained food that ordinarily contain particles of a size to encourage chewing by infants and children; and
    • (c) may contain sodium and the total sodium content of the product shall not exceed 1 g/kg calculated on the ready-to-eat basis in accordance with the direction for use.
  4. Canned food for infants and children in dry or concentrated form
    • (a) shall be processed by physical means and packed in a hermetically sealed can, jar or other container so as to prevent spoilage;
    • (b) shall, after preparation in accordance with the direction on the label, have the consistency of strained or non-strained food as specified in paragraph (3)(b); and
    • (c) may contain sodium and the total sodium content of the product shall not exceed 1 g/kg calculated on the ready-to-eat basis in accordance with the direction for use.
  5. Notwithstanding paragraph (3)(c) and paragraph (4)(c), the addition of salt to fruit product and dessert product based on fruit shall be prohibited.
  6. Canned food for infants and children shall contain the nutrient specified in column (1) of Table I to the Twenty-second Schedule in amounts of not less than the amount specified in column (2) and not more than the amount, where prescribed, specified in column (3) of that Table opposite and in relation to that food.
  7. Canned food for infants and children may contain the food additives specified in column (1) of Table II to the Twenty-second Schedule in proportions not greater than the maximum permitted proportion specified opposite thereto in column (2) of the said Table.
  8. Canned food for infants and children or the ingredients used in making the product shall not have been treated by ionizing radiation.
  9. Where canned food is claimed to be canned food for infants and children, there shall be written in the label on a package of such food, in not less than 10 point lettering, the word “STRAINED” or “NON-STRAINED”, as the case may be, immediately followed by the name of the food. No other word or words shall appear on the same line.
  10. There shall be written in the label on a package containing canned food for infants and children
    • in not less than 10 point lettering, the words “NOT TO BE GIVEN TO INFANTS UNDER SIX (6) MONTHS OF AGE UNLESS ADVISED BY A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL;

      [P.U.(A) 313/12]

    • in not less than 4 point lettering-
      • (repealed by P.U.(A) 162/88).
      • (repealed by P.U.(A) 162/88).
      • the amount of energy, expressed in kilocalorie (kcal), or kilojoule (kJ) or both, and the amount of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and mineral content per l00 gram of the food as sold and as per specified quantity of the food as suggested for consumption;
      • (repealed by P.U.(A) 162/88);
    • the direction for the preparation and use of the food and instruction on its storage before and after the package has been opened; and
    • a statement that canned food for infants and children shall not be fed through bottle or any other word of similar meaning.
  11. The particulars that are required by paragraph (10)(c) may be written in the accompanying leaflet.

[Am. P.U.(A) 162/88]

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Modified: October 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm