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UK criminalises infant formula marketing offences

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to fines.

Baby of the family is least likely to be breastfed

This week Down Under

Baby of the family is least likely to be breastfed

By RJ Whitehead

A family’s youngest child is most likely to miss out on breastfeeding, according to an Australian study that also found that a woman’s education level and the number of children she has also affect its likelihood.

China drives global baby food growth

China drives global baby food growth

By RJ Whitehead

China leads the Asia-Pacific countries that are now at the helm of global growth in baby food, according to an Allied Market Research report into the segment.

WHO:

13% in some countries compared to 43% in SE Asia

Europe has world's lowest breastfeeding rates: WHO

By Shane STARLING

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says rising obesity rates among mothers and ready availability and attractiveness of formula has left Europe with the world’s lowest breastfeeding rates.

Commerce Commission authorises infant formula code restrictions

New Zealand

Commerce Commission authorises infant formula code restrictions

By RJ Whitehead

New Zealand’s antitrust watchdog has authorised members of the Infant Nutrition Council to continue to follow a code of practice that restricts the advertising and marketing of infant formula for children under six months of age.

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

By Anne Bruce

Hong Kong is the world’s fastest growing market for infant formula, followed by mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Indonesia, latest Euromonitor research shows.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and other illnesses,” according to new prohibition and guidance rules released...

Nutrition watchdog slams rugby sponsorship deal

Nutrition watchdog slams rugby sponsorship deal

By RJ Whitehead

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has expressed strong concern over the recent sponsorship deal between the Warriors rugby league club and Chinese-owned New Zealand infant formula company.

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