ACCC - Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.

APMAIF - The Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula.

Food Standards Code - The Food Standards Code lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labeling and GM foods and regulates the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives, vitamins and minerals. The code also covers the composition of some foods e.g. dairy, meat and beverages as well as standards developed by new technologies such as novel foods.

Codex Alimentarius - A collection of internationally recognised standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety.

Complaints handling process - The process by which the APMAIF receives and investigates complaints regarding the MAIF Agreement.

Electronic marketing - The marketing (generally promotion) of products or services over the Internet, e-mail and wireless media.

FSANZ - Food Standards Australia New Zealand. FSANZ is a bi-national Government agency which develops and administers the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Infant formula - Infant formula is a manufactured food designed and marketed as for feeding babies and infants less than 12 months of age. Infant formula is a breast-milk substitute.

Follow-up formula - Follow-up formula is a manufactured food designed and marketed as for feeding babies and infants from six months onwards. Follow-up formulas may or may not be designed or marketed as a breast-milk substitute.

MAIF Agreement - The Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula Agreement.

NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council.

Non-signatory - A manufacturer or importer of infant formula that has not signed the MAIF Agreement.

Self-regulation - Voluntary compliance initiatives that often requires members to comply with certain standards or rules that promote ethical behaviour and maintain product quality.

Signatory - A manufacturer or importer of infant formula that has signed the MAIF Agreement.

Toddler milk drinks - Toddler milk drinks are a manufactured food designed and marketed for feeding toddler-aged children once complementary feeding has begun.

WHO - The World Health Organisation.

WHO Code - World Health Organisation International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.