With our partners in IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network) we monitor the baby food industry around the world.
Up until 2020, global reports and legal updates were produced regularly by IBFAN’s International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC) in Penang. See the global monitoring page for the reports and guides. Since the closure of the Penang Office IBFAN’s regional and national offices are taking over the production of monitoring reports. New reports will be published in May 2021.
In the UK, together with the Baby Feeding Law Group (BFLG), we help monitor the baby food industry. The BFLG is now administered by the First Steps Nutrition Trust. See our UK monitoring page for more on the marketing rules and how to report violations . Working within the WHO Code section
IBFAN is a founder member of the Network for Global Monitoring and Support for Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and Subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions (NetCode) – hosted by WHO.
The goal of NetCode is to strengthen Member States’ and civil society capacity to monitor the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions; and to facilitate the development, monitoring and enforcement of national Code legislation by Member States, by bringing together a group of committed actors to support these processes.