Policy - Marketing (Breast-milk Substitutes) Act 41 of 1990 as amended by Act 22 of 1999

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Published year:
December 1990
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Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

This Act provides for the control of the importation and placing on the market of breast-milk substitute or infant formula (as defined). No person shall import, sell, display for sale, promote the sale of, distribute or offer as sample or gift to any person or the general public, any breast-milk substitute or infant formula, unless such products have first been registered with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control. Products shall be subjected to sampling and analysis by manufacturers or distributors. The Act prescribes also rules relative to the labelling of the products to which it applies and requires every governmental, non-governmental or private institution or organization engaged directly or indirectly in health care delivery to take such measures as may encourage, promote and protect breastfeeding.

(Summary retrieved from FAOLEX)


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: 0-12 months of age

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