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Decisions: Baby Food

Baby Food - Claims of Age Group

Question: Is it acceptable, on the label of baby food, to indicate an age group for which the product is suitable?

Answer: Yes, it is acceptable provided that:

  • no representation is made on a label of a food, other than infant formula, that the food is suitable for infants under the age of 6 months (Section B.25.061 of the Food and Drug Regulations);
  • and the claim is not presented in the form of a "recommendation".

An acceptable statement, in line with these requirements would be "Suitable for infants between 6 and 24 months of age". (03/02/93)