Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help South Africa to stop Nestlé and others pushing formula

The South African Department of Health is consulting on new regulations for the marketing of baby foods.

The are implementing the marketing standards adopted by the World Health Assembly since 1981. Companies are called on to abide by these independently of government measures, but they don't, as the recent blogs on Nestlé's infant formula advertising and labeling shows.

It is our recurring experience that governments come under pressure from industry to weaken legislation. So please do spend a couple of minutes sending a message of support. All you need to do is give your name and email, modify our suggested message as you see fit and click the button. See:

Be a part of the action. A similar campaign helped to neutralise industry pressure on the Philippines government and Supreme Court last year. See:

Our campaign sheet also has an action on the new UK law.

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