June 2016

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In a bizarre episode that shows no country can afford to rest on its laurels after successful Code implementation, Fiji’s labelling provisions vanished. Fiji amended their Food Safety Regulations on 23 June 2016 that has the effect of deleting all labelling provisions in Part IV of its Marketing Controls (Foods for Infants and Young Children) Regulations 2010. ...

WHO has been undergoing a reform process for the past few years in three main areas: programmatic, managerial, and governance. FENSA, the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors, part of WHO’s governance reform, was adopted through WHA Resolution 69.10 on 28 May, 2016....

Six years after the initial call for advice on ending inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children, recommendations have finally been drafted and adopted. They will be helpful to all countries fighting aggressive promotion of commercial foods for babies. The Guidance brings clarity on several ambiguous areas that have been the subject of international controversy. For several years, IBFAN has been highlighting cross promotion tactics used by companies, and the aggressive marketing of growing-up milks....