Policy - Amiri Decree: Monitoring the use, marketing, and promotion of breast-milk substitutes

Date:
February 1995
Published by:
Government
Published year:
February 1995
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
1995
Adopted by:
Government
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details

This Decree Law is composed of 16 articles. Article 1 gives terms and definitions. Articles 2 and 3 deal with the governing of the control on the use, marketing and promotion of infantile food including milk, food and beverages used as alternatives or integrators for mother milk which should be in conformity and in accordance with the International Codex Alimentarius. Article 4 deals with requirements and conditions for the importation of infantile food and the information included in food labels in particular: to be written clearly and evident in Arabic; name and address of producers; notice indicating the use of breast milk substitutes only if necessary and underlining the importance of the natural breast-feeding; requirements for the conservation; production and expiry date; and, ingredients. Articles 5 to 8 define requirements and conditions for promotion and advertising of the aforementioned food. Articles 9 to 14 contain general provisions such as: incentives; control and inspection; and, offences and penalties. Article 15 entrusts the Minister of Public Health to issue necessary regulations and resolutions for the implementation of this Decree Law. 

(Summary retrieved from FAOLEX)

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...) / 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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