Advertising and food laws in China: More teeth?

For a number of years now, ICDC has been trying to convince health authorities in China to upgrade its Code measure but no avail. When the official stand was swaying towards limiting the ban on promotion only to products marketed for children below 6 months, we wondered if the quest to improve Code implementation had been defeated. Then, from out of the blue, came news that the country was amending its Law on Advertisement to include a provision banning the promotion of breastmilk substitutes for infants. The country’s top legislature has at the same time, voted to amend the country’s Food Safety Law. ICDC, however, has some concerns … Read more