Policy - Sub-decree on Marketing of Products for Infant and Young Child Feeding

Date:
2005
Published by:
Ministry of Health
Published year:
November 2005
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
2005
Adopted by:
Ministry of Health and line ministries
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Aims to contribute to providing adequate and safe nutrition for infants and young children by protecting and promoting breastfeeding and by encouraging appropriate and timely complementary feeding, to ensure breast-milk substitutes are properly used when they are necessar and based on adequate information.

 

 

Legislation Details

Article 1
This Sub-decree aims to contribute to providing adequate and safe nutrition for infants and young children by protecting and promoting the breast-feeding and by encouraging appropriate and timely complementary feeding, to ensure breast-milk substitutes are properly used only when they are necessary and based on adequate information.
Article 2
This Sub-decree shall govern marketing of infant and young child feeding products either domestically produced or imported for use for feeding infant up to twelve months old and young child up to twenty four months old. The Sub-decree shall apply to the quality and availability of information related to the use of the products as prescribed in Article 3 of this Sub-decree.
Article 3
The types of infant and young child feeding products shall include, but not limited, to the following:
a. Infant formula including specialized formulas;
b. All products marketed or presented for feeding infant and young children;
c. Feeding-bottles, rubber and plastic teats, and pacifiers;
d. Follow on formulas for infant over six months old; and
e. Other products as stated in the joint Prakas by the Ministry of Health with relevant ministries.

Reference: 

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. / ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: 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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