Policy - Punjab Pure Food Rules

Province/Region:
Punjab
Date:
September 2011
Published by:
Government of the Punjab Health Department
Published year:
September 2011
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
September 2011
Adopted by:
Governor of the Punjab
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details
PART - III 
13. Mode of labeling of pre-packed food.– (1) No person shall sell by retail or display for sale by retail, any pre-packed food unless there appears on a label marked on or securely attached to the wrapper or container a true statement which:…
(c) shall also specify: 
(i) in case of food consisting of one ingredient, the appropriate designation of the ingredient; 
(ii) in case of food made of two or more ingredients, the common or usual name (if any) of the food and the appropriate designation of each ingredient, and unless the quality or proportion of each ingredient is specified, the ingredients shall be specified in the order of the proportion in which they were used: the ingredient used in the greatest proportion (by mass) being specified first…
(30) Every container for infant formula shall: 
(a) shall not contain anything that may discourage breast-feeding; 
(b) shall contain a conspicuous notice in bold characters in the prescribed height stating the following: “MOTHER’S MILK IS BEST FOR YOUR BABY AND HELPS IN PREVENTING DIARRHOEA AND OTHER ILLNESSES”; 
(c) shall, in addition to the notice specified in clause (b), contain such other message as may be prescribed with respect to any designated product; 
(d) shall neither use expressions such as “maternalized” or “humanized” or equivalent nor shall it contain any comparison with mother’s milk; 
(e) shall not show photographs, drawings or graphics except that the graphics may be used to illustrate the correct method of preparation; 
(f) shall contain the name and address of manufacturer and of wholesale distributor if a designated product is an imported item; and 
(g) shall, except for bottles, teats, pacifiers and nipple shields, contain appropriate instructions in Urdu and English for the correct preparation in words and easily understood graphics, and indicate the ingredients, composition and analysis of a designated product, required storage conditions, batch number and expiry date, and contain any warning as may be prescribed for the implementation of the Protection of Breast-feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance, 2002.
Appendix II
12.1.43.1.2 Infant formula prepared ready for consumption shall contain per 100 kcal (100 kJ) the following nutrients:…
i) Commercially hydrogenated oils & fats and the same being used for commercial hydrogenation shall not be used in Infant Formula. …
iii) The content of trans fatty acids shall not exceed 3% of total fatty acids provided 100% milk fat is used in the formula. 
iv) Plant oils and fats intended to be used in Infant Formula should be virtually tans fat free and the maximum allowance level for tans fatty acids shall be proportionately decreased with increasing level of plant oils and fats in the formula. 
12.1.44.1.2.- Follow-up formula prepared ready for consumption shall contain per 100 kcal (100 kJ) the minimum and maximum levels of nutrients:…
viii) Commercially hydrogenated oils & fats and the same being used for commercial hydrogenation shall not be used in follow-up formula…
x) The content of trans fatty acids shall not exceed 3% of total fatty acids provided 100% milk fat is used in the formula.
xi) Plant oils and fats intended to be used in follow-up formula should be virtually trans fat free and the maximum allowance level for tans fatty acids shall be proportionately decreased with increasing level of plant oils and fats in the formula.
12.2.18.-“ Banaspati, Vanaspati” means the product obtained from any edible refined harmless vegetable oil or mixture of oils by the process of hydrogenation, and containing no colouring or flavouring or any matter deleterious to health. The product shall be prepared from properly refined bleached and deodourised vegetable oils in premises maintained under hygienic conditon when melted, the product shall be clear bright and free from sediments, suspended foreign matter, mineral oil, unpleasant taste and aroma. It shall conform to the following standards: …
(k) Trans Fatty Acids contents (%). Not more than 0.5percent …
12.5.38 “Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants” means those foods intended for feeding as complementary foods generally from the age of 6 months onwards, taking into account infants’ individual nutritional requirements, and for feeding young children as part of a progressively diversified diet, in accordance with the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding and World Health Assembly Resolution WHA54.2 (2001) 
i) Processed cereal-based foods are prepared primarily from one or more milled cereals, which should constitute at least 25% of the final mixture on a dry weight basis. 
ii) Whereas, the term infant means a person not more than 12 months of age and the term young children means persons from the age of more than 12 months up to the age of three years (36 months). …
12.5.38.5.- Specific Prohibition The product and its components shall not have been treated by ionizing radiation. The use of partially hydrogenated fats for these products is prohibited.

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