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Mother s Milk Substitutes (Control of Sale and Distribution) Act, 1992 (Act No. 39 of 2049).

Type of law

This Act aims at promoting breast feeding and controlling the sale and distribution of infant food.
The Act provides for the establishment of a breastfeeding protection and promotion committee, defines its internal organization and lays down its duties and powers which include: to supervise the compliance with this Act; to review and approve the labels submitted by the manufacturers and distributors which are in conformity with the provisions of this Act; and to formulate a national policy for the protection and promotion of breastfeeding.
The Act further specifies the acts prohibited by manufacturers and distributors and makes provision for: the certification of products from the central food laboratory; the labelling of products; and the conformity to the standards of the Nepal Bureau of Standards.
In addition the Act provides for: powers of inspectors; penalties; rule making powers of His Majesty s Government; etc.
Long title of text
An Act to provide for the control of sale and distribution of mother s milk substitutes.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on such date as His Majesty s Government may, by a notification in the Nepal Gazette, appoint.
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