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Indians or anyone who knows India please guide

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  1. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Hello All,

    I would need help in understanding Indian government norms, below is mail from client please guide me through.

    "please check keywords related to colic and feeding bottles because as per government norms, we can?t promote feeding bottles over breast feeding.Therefore, we don?t intend to do any direct or indirect marketing by which the consumer is directed to feeding bottles on our website."


    Is it so ? if not what should i tell them, any support link would be great help.
    Experienced members please help

    Regards
     
  2. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    No one ?
    Not single Indian Imer from such a large community of Marketing, who knows about norms of Indian Govt ?
     
  3. awmproxy

    awmproxy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello there! Not living in India but as I have learnt India Government has such things as infant food, feeding bottles and infant milk substitutes regulated. There was the government law enacted in 2003 stating that no one should advertise or promote anything like that. It all originated from the belief that malnutrition causes 55% of infant mortality in India.

    Hope that helped.
     
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    ^^^^^This

    Not from India, but in many poorer countries the large milk formula companies (Nestle etc) were promoting bottle feeding as being better than breast feeding, they spent millions advertising and made a killing.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/nestles-infant-formula-scandal-2012-6?op=1
    http://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/06/magazine/the-controversy-over-infant-formula.html?pagewanted=all
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestlé_boycott
    http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nestle-baby-milk-scandal-food-industry-standards
    http://www.babymilkaction.org/nestlefree
    https://unlatched.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/why-nestle-is-evil-it-goes-beyond-just-infant-formula/
    http://www.dairyreporter.com/Regula...leged-infant-formula-labelling-law-violations
    http://in.reuters.com/article/india-baby-mil-mncs-law-idINDEE9700E420130801
    http://internationalbreastfeedingjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13006-014-0020-7
    http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/P...int-on-flouting-infant-formula-labelling-laws
    http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/...nestle-breaks-baby-food-law-bpni#.VrEHKtApQeo

    So basically you can't promote infant formula/bottle feeding as being better than breast feeding.

    These links should help you understand:
    http://www.lisa-nutrition.com/news/main-points-of-infant-formula-legislation-in-india
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=india+infant+formula+labelling+laws
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=india+bottle+feeding+laws
     
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  5. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Thanks a ton.
    i wasn't going to login today but i logged in to thank you :)
    as always you have loads of help for guys.
     
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  6. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Thanks mate
    people like you make BHW, what it is :)
    its not about information but its more about helping hand you guys give :)
    a helping hand.
     
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    Thank you for the kinds words! It's not only taking but giving something back that makes us wealthy ;)
     
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    I just learned something new about my background :) Thanks.