March 7th, 2012

South Africa: Draft regulations on baby formula, foods published

By South African Government News Service

The Department of Health has released draft regulations relating to foodstuffs for infants and young children for public comment.

The document - the Draft Regulations Relating to Foodstuffs for Infants and Young Children - has been published in the Government Gazette No. R 184. Interested persons have until 2 May to submit comments before the regulations are finalised.

The purpose of the draft regulations is to contribute to safe nutrition for infants and young children, by means of setting standards for foods for infants and young children and by restricting inappropriate marketing practices used to promote these products.

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