NATIONAL IBFAN MONITORING REPORTS
Indonesia: Breaking the Code – AIMI Final
Mexico: MEXICO Monitoreo 2020 final
INDIA: Click HERE
GLOBAL MONITORING GUIDES AND REPORTS:
Nestlé BTR 2017
FonteraMilks for mothers ICDC Focus
CLICK HERE for examples of how baby food companies are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic
Click here for UK monitoring reports.
Click here for IBFAN comment on the Meridian proposal
CLICK HERE for the Code Monitoring page of IBFAN’s Breastfeeding Promotion Network in India
After watching Tigers, you may be wondering whether the companies are still behaving badly. On this page are links to a number of reports from a range of organisations that show clearly that they are and that children’s health and lives are being threatened by marketing practices promoting baby feeding products.
The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) produces the most extensive, reliable and regular reports of the global situation. We use the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes AND the subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly as our benchmark, and use our reports to help governments bring in laws to end harmful marketing.
The other reports below also show that bad marketing continues – wherever companies can get away with it.
A compilation of marketing practices from around the world that violate the International Code over the past 3 years. Collected from IBFAN’s regional and country groups and volunteers, it contains almost 800 legally-vetted entries on 28 companies from 79 countries.
IBFAN’s 11th Global monitoring report. The Executive Summary is Free Non-profit organisations and affiliated individuals can get a special price: email code(at) ibfan-icdc.org
Here is a report that shows the more underhand tactics used by the baby food industry Interference in public health policy: examples of how the baby food industry uses tobacco industry tactics. World Nutrition. 2017 Explains why and how companies lobby against strong legislation.
Changing Markets Foundation, Utrecht.
Danone Nutricia – Why do they want to be your partner?
WHO UNICEF IBFAN REPORTS ON Government action
IBFAN is a 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.
The joint WHO, IBFAN and UNICEF Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2018 is an update to the 2016 report and provides a regional perspective on the legal status of the Code. It highlights the status of a limited number of specific provisions that the authors consider to be particularly important in addressing and eliminating inappropriate marketing practices.
The report documents that 136 out of 194 countries had some form of legal measure in place covering all, many or few provisions of the Code. Three countries enacted new Code-related legislation, three adopted additional legal measures to strengthen their legislative frameworks, and two took retrogressive steps by repealing laws or specific provisions of laws. The report also provides information on the provisions about marketing of complementary foods among the 59 countries that cover complementary foods as part of their Code law. Of those, 29 require messages and labels for complementary foods to include a statement on the importance of continued breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond, while 23 require mention of the importance of not introducing complementary feeding before 6 months of age. Thirty-seven of the countries prohibit manufacturers and distributors from sponsoring meetings of health professionals and scientific meetings, but in only 14 countries are manufacturers and distrib