Comments by IBFAN, Baby Milk Action and the Baby Feeding Law Group
Tomorrow: 15th November 2013 Member States Experts meeting on Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs) for infants and pesticides in food for infants and young children
CLICK HERE for background papers
CLICK HERE for Commission FSMP paper
CLICK HERE for Commission Pesticides Paper
CLICK Here for a PDF of IBFAN's comments (text below)
NEW PAPER on NGO concerns about WHO’s consultation on engagement with non-State actors CLICK HERE
PLEASE read and support if you agree.
When: 17–18 October 2013, 10:00–13:00 and 15:00–18:00
Where: Executive Board room, WHO Headquarters
Last night, the Chamber of Deputies, Mexico's lower house of Congress, approved a 1 peso per liter tax on SSBs (10%)
310 in favor, 166 against, 5 abstentions, 19 absent.
Next up, the Senate! (which must vote on the fiscal reform package October 21-31)
CLICK here for background to the Crusade Against Hunger story.
Click here for El Poder del Consumidor - the fantastic consumer group we have been working with to protect child health.
STOP PRESS: December 2013: Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) upheld a complaint against claims in GSK's print advertisement of Junior Horlicks, that ‘added supplement contents like DHA and CHOLINE in the product that are important for child's brain development’, ‘Competent and reliable scientific evidence’ (CRSE)’, ‘supplements containing omega-3 FA like DHA.’
Coming back through Delhi airport this weekend I noticed this promotion for GSK's Junior Horlicks in the Guardian Pharmacy claiming: "100% RDA Nutrients for Growth, DHA for Brain."
I thought all promotion of foods for children under 2 years is stricly banned in India. Since GSK has now joined GAIN perhaps we can expect more of this.
One good piece of news about GSK however - it has sold Ribena and Lucozade.
Here are some Links to background papers that may be useful: