Policy - The Breast Milk Substitutes (Regulation and Control) Act No.34 of 2012

October 2012
Published by:
Minister for Public Health and Sanitation
Published year:
October 2012
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
August 2012
Adopted by:
Parliament of Kenya
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

This Act requires the Cabinet Secretary to establish a National Committee on Infant and Young Child Feeding and provides rules for the advertisement, promotion and labelling of designated or complementary food products, i.e. infant and young children's food as defined by this Act. The Committee shall, among other things: (a) advise the Cabinet Secretary on the policy to be adopted in relation to infant and young child nutrition; (b) participate in the formulation of, and recommend the Regulations to be made under this Act. The Act also provides for inspection and enforcement and defines offences.

(Summary retrieved from FAOLEX)


WHO (2013) Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status report 2011 (http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/statusreport2011...) / Link to eLENA "Regulation of marketing breast-milk substitutes" : http://www.who.int/entity/elena/titles/regulation_breast-milk_substitute... / ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Summary and document retrieved from FAOLEX - legislative database of FAO Legal Office / http://faolex.fao.org

Further notes: 

Scope of the Code: 0-24 months of age

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