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Assessment of corporate compliance with guidance and regulations on labels of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania.
Matern Child Nutr 2016; 12 Suppl 2:106-25MC

Abstract

National legislation and global guidance address labelling of complementary foods to ensure that labels support optimal infant and young child feeding practices. This cross-sectional study assessed the labels of commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) sold in Phnom Penh (n = 70), Cambodia; Kathmandu Valley (n = 22), Nepal; Dakar Department (n = 84), Senegal; and Dar es Salaam (n = 26), Tanzania. Between 3.6% and 30% of products did not provide any age recommendation and 8.6-20.2% of products, from all sites, recommended an age of introduction of <6 months. Few CPCF products provided a daily ration (0.0-8.6%) and 14.5-55.6% of those that did exceeded the daily energy recommendation for complementary foods for a breastfed child from 6 to 8.9 months of age. Only 3.6-27.3% of labels provided accurate and complete messages in the required language encouraging exclusive breastfeeding, and almost none (0.0-2.9%) provided accurate and complete messages regarding the appropriate introduction of complementary foods together with continued breastfeeding. Between 34.3% and 70.2% of CPCF manufacturers also produced breastmilk substitutes and 41.7-78.0% of relevant CPCF products cross-promoted their breastmilk substitutes products. Labelling practices of CPCF included in this study do not fully comply with international guidance on their promotion and selected aspects of national legislation, and there is a need for more detailed normative guidance on certain promotion practices in order to protect and promote optimal infant and young child feeding.

Authors+Show Affiliations

JB Consultancy, Bryanston, South Africa.JB Consultancy, Bryanston, South Africa.JB Consultancy, Bryanston, South Africa.JB Consultancy, Bryanston, South Africa.JB Consultancy, Bryanston, South Africa.Helen Keller International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Helen Keller International, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal.Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal.Helen Keller International, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Helen Keller International, Washington, D.C., USA.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27061960

Citation

Sweet, Lara, et al. "Assessment of Corporate Compliance With Guidance and Regulations On Labels of Commercially Produced Complementary Foods Sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania." Maternal & Child Nutrition, vol. 12 Suppl 2, 2016, pp. 106-25.
Sweet L, Pereira C, Ford R, et al. Assessment of corporate compliance with guidance and regulations on labels of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania. Matern Child Nutr. 2016;12 Suppl 2:106-25.
Sweet, L., Pereira, C., Ford, R., Feeley, A. B., Badham, J., Mengkheang, K., ... Zehner, E. (2016). Assessment of corporate compliance with guidance and regulations on labels of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 12 Suppl 2, pp. 106-25. doi:10.1111/mcn.12268.
Sweet L, et al. Assessment of Corporate Compliance With Guidance and Regulations On Labels of Commercially Produced Complementary Foods Sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania. Matern Child Nutr. 2016;12 Suppl 2:106-25. PubMed PMID: 27061960.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment of corporate compliance with guidance and regulations on labels of commercially produced complementary foods sold in Cambodia, Nepal, Senegal and Tanzania. AU - Sweet,Lara, AU - Pereira,Catherine, AU - Ford,Rosalyn, AU - Feeley,Alison B, AU - Badham,Jane, AU - Mengkheang,Khin, AU - Adhikary,Indu, AU - Sy Gueye,Ndèye Yaga, AU - Coly,Aminata Ndiaye, AU - Makafu,Cecilia, AU - Zehner,Elizabeth, PY - 2016/4/11/entrez PY - 2016/4/12/pubmed PY - 2017/1/4/medline SP - 106 EP - 25 JF - Maternal & child nutrition JO - Matern Child Nutr VL - 12 Suppl 2 N2 - National legislation and global guidance address labelling of complementary foods to ensure that labels support optimal infant and young child feeding practices. This cross-sectional study assessed the labels of commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) sold in Phnom Penh (n = 70), Cambodia; Kathmandu Valley (n = 22), Nepal; Dakar Department (n = 84), Senegal; and Dar es Salaam (n = 26), Tanzania. Between 3.6% and 30% of products did not provide any age recommendation and 8.6-20.2% of products, from all sites, recommended an age of introduction of <6 months. Few CPCF products provided a daily ration (0.0-8.6%) and 14.5-55.6% of those that did exceeded the daily energy recommendation for complementary foods for a breastfed child from 6 to 8.9 months of age. Only 3.6-27.3% of labels provided accurate and complete messages in the required language encouraging exclusive breastfeeding, and almost none (0.0-2.9%) provided accurate and complete messages regarding the appropriate introduction of complementary foods together with continued breastfeeding. Between 34.3% and 70.2% of CPCF manufacturers also produced breastmilk substitutes and 41.7-78.0% of relevant CPCF products cross-promoted their breastmilk substitutes products. Labelling practices of CPCF included in this study do not fully comply with international guidance on their promotion and selected aspects of national legislation, and there is a need for more detailed normative guidance on certain promotion practices in order to protect and promote optimal infant and young child feeding. SN - 1740-8709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27061960/Assessment_of_corporate_compliance_with_guidance_and_regulations_on_labels_of_commercially_produced_complementary_foods_sold_in_Cambodia_Nepal_Senegal_and_Tanzania_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12268 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -