Policy - Food and Drugs (Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes) Regulations, 2006 (Statutory Instrument No. 48 of 2006)

May 2006
Published by:
Minister of Health
Published year:
May 2006
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
Adopted by:
Government of Zambia
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

These Regulations provide rules relative to the placing on the market of any food being marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total replacement for breast milk including infant formula and follow-up formula. The Regulations place restrictions on the marketing of products covered by the Regulations. They prohibit any advertising of products, the supply of free samples or any other promotion of the products. They also prohibit the use of health facilities or health workers to promote the products but allow the relevant authority to permit donations of products if certain specified conditions are met. The Regulations further regulate information of breast feeding including presentation and labelling of breast milk substitutes and the labelling of designated products, i.e. certain products used in relation with baby food and other products designated by the Minister. The Regulations require products to meet standards of prescribed legislation and the Codex Alimentarius.

(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...) WHO (2008) Summary code survey for the report to the World Health Assembly on the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. / 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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