August 2015

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According to a recent statement issued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJ), the world’s second largest infant formula manufacturer, has agreed to pay a $12 million settlement on its violation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Despite the Illinois-based company’s refusal to admit guilt, the sum is to settle bribery charges....

Join WABA and other partners of the global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival (gBICS) in the WBW 2015 campaign calling for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she has empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed. ...

Visiting Tanzania for training for the first time in June 2015, ICDC’s Legal Advisor was thrilled to discover that the labels of all imported and local baby food products were free of promotional text and logos....

ICDC’s Legal Advisor, Yeong Joo Kean, was in Tanzania from 22 to 26 June to train government officials and NGOs on the monitoring and enforcement of their national laws. The training, made possible with the support of IBFAN Africa, took place after two years of constant contact with local IBFAN group...

ICDC consultants, with the support of UNICEF Vietnam and its country partners, were in Vietnam in April to provide a series of training to government officials in monitoring and enforcement of its new Decree on Marketing and Usage of Feeding Products for Young Children(Decree 100/2014/NDCP)....

In March, the People’s Daily reported on a breastfeeding exhibition roadshow - “Paying Tribute to Breastmilk” which is sponsored by Wyeth, a leading formula manufacturer owned by Nestlé. With the slogan “Promote Breastmilk, Research Breastmilk, Learn from Breastmilk”, the roadshow will make its way to 20 more cities in China. ...