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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 17, 2003 No. 475-IIQ

About food of babies and children of early age

(as amended on 12-07-2019)

This Law establishes the priority directions of promotion and protection of food of babies and children of early age maternal milk, organization-legal bases of control of production, import, advertizing and sale of artificial food, governs the relations arising in this area.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

1.0. The basic concepts used in this Law express the following values:

1.0.1. the baby - the child aged up to one year;

1.0.2. the child of early age - the child aged from year up to three years;

1.0.3. food maternal milk - feeding of babies and children of early age breast;

1.0.4. exclusive food - feeding of babies aged up to six months exclusively maternal milk;

1.0.5. dairy mother - the woman feeding other baby;

1.0.6. artificial nutrition - in the absence of maternal milk - feeding of babies and children of early age artificial nutritious mixes;

1.0.7. artificial food product - the nutritious mix which is partially replacing maternal milk providing needs of babies and children of early age for food and adapted for their physiological features;

1.0.8. food formula - the nutritious mix of animal or phytogenesis which is partially replacing maternal milk provided for ensuring needs of babies aged up to six months (formula of food number one) and children aged from six months up to three years (formula of food number two) in food;

1.0.9. additional food - the food product which is in addition this to babies at the age of more than six months or to children of early age produced by industrial method or in house conditions if maternal milk or artificial food product, or food formula not completely provide them to the need for food;

1.0.10. the distributor - the physical person or legal entity performing distribution (sale, advertizing, promotion and so forth) artificial food;

1.0.11. technical regulatory legal acts in the sphere of food security - the technical regulatory legal acts determined by article 5 of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff".

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on food of babies and children of early age

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on food of babies and children of early age (further - children) consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff", other regulatory legal acts and international treaties which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. The main directions of state policy in the field of protection of food of children

3.0. In the field of protection of food of children treat the main directions of state policy:

3.0.1. preparation and implementation of the target state programs connected with food of children;

3.0.2. state guarantee of safe and adequate food of children;

3.0.3. the organization of the propaganda activities confirming benefit of maternal milk, protecting feeding by breast and distribution in the procedure for information established by the legislation in the field of healthy food of children;

3.0.4. organization of the state control of artificial food;

3.0.5. provision to mothers of material, legal, medico-social guarantee for the purpose of protection of food of children maternal milk.

Section II. Protection of food of children maternal milk

Article 4. Promotion of food maternal milk

4.0. For the purpose of promotion of food maternal milk medical institutions, irrespective of pattern of ownership, without fail shall inform expectant mothers and mothers:

4.0.1. about importance and value of feeding by breast, its benefit in comparison with artificial nutrition;

4.0.2. about positive impact of food maternal milk on harmonious development of children;

4.0.3. about creation by food maternal milk of biological and emotional bases for health of mother and the child;

4.0.4. that food maternal milk is important factor of protection of the child against infectious diseases and the first medical and sanitary aid.

Article 5. Social protection of expectant mothers and nursing mothers, the babies who were born from mothers living with human immunodeficiency virus

5.1. Social protection of expectant mothers and nursing mothers consists of creation for them the correct mode of work, rest and food, rendering the timely preventive and medical and sanitary help, elimination of the factors creating stress, implementation of patronage service, carrying out propaganda activities, the medical education connected with feeding by breast and also other actions.

5.2. The monthly allowance which amount are established by relevant organ of the executive authority is in addition provided to the needy families having the child aged up to one year. Allowance payment is performed only via bank transfer.

5.3. The babies who were born from mothers living with human immunodeficiency virus are free of charge provided with food according to the procedure, established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 6. Dairy mother

6.1. In case of absence at mother of milk or in case of lack of opportunity at her to nurse the child for various reasons feeding with breast of this child according to the rules and conditions on the choice of parents established by relevant organ of the executive authority dairy mother provides.

6.2. it is excluded

Section III. Regulation of artificial nutrition

Article 7. Requirements imposed to artificial food

7.1. The minimum requirements to quality and safety for the artificial foodstuff intended for children, conditions of their production, packaging, marking, storage, transportation and sale shall conform to requirements of technical regulations in the field of safety of foodstuff, and also to rules of the World Health Organization in this area.

7.2. It is cancelled.

7.3. Data on the artificial food imported to the Azerbaijan Republic or made in the republic according to article 11 of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff" shall meet the following requirements:

7.3.1. register along with other languages and in Azerbaijani;

7.3.2. the benefit of maternal milk is noted;

7.3.3. expressions to "identically maternal milk" or "substitute of maternal milk" are not used;

7.3.4. reflect information on possibility of use only on doctor's advice;

7.3.5. records about the correct preparation and storage of food are given;

7.3.6. expiration dates of product and date of production are specified;

7.3.7. the name and the address of the producer of product are specified;

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