Regulation of Baby Food Marketing in Thailand: A NetCode analysis
Jul 06, 2022
To report on the prevalence of different types of breast-milk substitutes (BMS) marketing and the compliance of such marketing with the “Control of Marketing of Infant and Young Child Food Act 2017” (The Act) and the “International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (WHO Code)” in Thailand.
BMS marketing does not fully comply with the Act or the WHO Code. The Thai government should conduct regular monitoring and enforcement activities, educate health professionals, and strengthen the Act’s provisions on the media and growing-up milk to fully align with the WHO Code.