August 25, 2010
New Zealand sets colostrum labelling guidelines
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZSFA) has published guidance to help infant dairy product makers meet labelling requirements for colostrum.
New Zealand regulations state any products containing less than 100% colostrum will not be able to carry labels like 'colostrum' or 'pure colostrum' or any other wording that implies a formulation is solely colostrum.
"Products containing dairy components other than colostrum must have a description that accurately reflects this i.e. colostrum milk tablets or colostrum milk powder," the NZSFA said.
Tabletting and encapsulating aids are exempt from the labelling guidelines.
Colostrum is a milk fraction commonly added to infant formulas and follow-on milks.