April 2018

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An overview of IBFAN-ICDC’s “Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017” was featured in the latest issue (Vol 8 No 2, 2017) of World Nutrition, the journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)....

When the Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products and Foods for Infants and Young Children (HK Code) was by the Department of Health in Hong Kong in June 2017, ICDC pointed out its inherent weakness.  The HK Code is voluntary by nature and despite its extensive scope, it is unenforceable. There are no sanctions for non-compliance. Prompted by the recent Lactalis formula milk recall (1) in 83 countries, an open letter (2) published in the South China Morning Post reveals that even though the Hong Kong Code includes provisions requiring labels on infant formula for babies...