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Codex: IBFAN and IACFO Comments on the India proposal for foods for Underweight children.

Proposal for a Part B in the Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children (Codex Stan 074-1981, Rev – I 2006) 

Report on the Post 2015 Development Goals

The Secretary General's  High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Goals, has released its Report with recommendations on the Post MDGs development goals for the next 15 years 

Calling off tomorrow's leafleting

Guidance on commercial Sponsorship - Nestle sneaks in

With all the dodgy sponsorship of conferences  going on people may welcome the IBFAN and Baby Feeding law group  guidelines. (Page down for links) 

Here I am (9.7.13) with Mike Brady outside the Royal College of Physicians where Nestlé had booked an event targeting health workers under a different name. The RCP say they would not have accepted the booking had they known. See Mike's campaign blog for more details and news, including the cancelling of one in Birmingham tomorrow.  


Letter from a paediatrician to the Chilean Paediatrics Association president

CLICK HERE for PDF  of  a really good letter about Danone sponsorship from Dra. Cecilia Castillo L. in Chile

At last - some accurate reporting on Venezuela

CLICK HERE for a very good article exposing the way that corproate media has distorted the moves to strengthen infant and young child health protection in Venezuela.


Cochrane finds food as good as commercial Ready-to-use products


WHO DG, Dr Margaret Chan, exposes industry tactics

CLICK HERE or page down to read the excellent speech made by the Dr Margaret Chan, WHO's Director-General at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion  Helsinki, Finland 10 June 2013: 

"Efforts to prevent noncommunicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion.   As the new publication makes clear, it is not just Big Tobacco anymore. Public health must also contend with Big Food, Big Soda, and Big Alcohol. All of these industries fear regulation, and protect themselves by using the same tactics.  Research has documented these tactics well. They include front groups, lobbies, promises of self-regulation, lawsuits, and industry-funded research that confuses the evidence and keeps the public in doubt. In the view of WHO, the formulation of health policies must be protected from distortion by commercial or vested interests."

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