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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Standards Act

    Jul. 15, 1969 This law is the general law prescribing minimum standards for commodities, including food.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Administrative Acts

    Standards (Labelling of Processed Food) Regulations

    Oct. 1, 1974 These regulations prescribe minimum labelling requirements for processed food in Jamaica.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Food and Drugs Act

    Aug. 4, 1975 This law is the general law on food, drugs, cosmetics, and devices in Jamaica.

    • LabelingMarketing
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  • Jamaica · Law · Administrative Acts

    Food and Drugs Regulations

    Aug. 4, 1975 This law provides for the regulation of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.

    • Content regulationLabelingMarketing
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Standards

    2021 These Standards seek to define the types of foods and beverages which are restricted, ensure that nourishing food is served more frequently and improve the nutrient quality of school meals....

    • MarketingSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Jamaica 2013-2018

    2013 This strategic and action plan aims to "provide a framework and road map for national action to combat non-communicable diseases and injuries and their risk factors in Jamaica within the...

    • Fiscal PoliciesMarketingSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Child Care and Protection Act

    Mar. 26, 2004 This law seeks to promote the best interests, safety and well-being of children in Jamaica.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Food and Nutrition Security Policy

    Mar. 2013 This policy provides strategies, actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.

    • Fundamental RightsSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Policy for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle in Jamaica

    Apr. 2004 This policy seeks to promote healthy lifestyles in the Jamaican population so as to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS and to...

    • School Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica

    2015 These guidelines aim to promote healthy behaviors and practices that will help the population aged two years and older to make healthy food choices.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Policy

    2022 This policy seeks to ensure that children entering Jamaican educational facilities are exposed to good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

    • MarketingSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Operational Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Jamaica (2016-2020)

    Jun. 2016 The National Operational Plan of Action seeks to operationalize the obesity prevention activities of the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).

    • Fiscal PoliciesLabelingMarketingSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Fair Competition Act

    Mar. 9, 1993 This law provides rules for competitive practices and for the establishment of a Commission.

    • Marketing
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Consumer Protection Act

    Jun. 1, 2005 This law makes provision with respect to the protection of consumers.

    • Marketing
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Early Childhood Act

    Nov. 30, 2007 This law requires operators to comply with specific personnel, physical, health and safety and other requirements to ensure that institutions offer safe environments for children.

    • School Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Standards for the Operation, Management and Administration of Early Childhood Institutions

    2007 The Standards for the Operation, Management and Administration of Early Childhood Institutions define best practices for early childhood institutions and serve to encourage institutions to raise their level of practice...

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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools

    Nov. 2018 These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica, and particularly in the adolescent population.

    • School Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Processed Food Act

    Oct. 15, 1959 This law prescribes general requirements in relation to processed food, including their manufacturing or handling. It was amended in 2012.

    • Labeling
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Document Title Document Country Document Law or Decision Document Type Document Date Document Categories Document FULL URL Document Excerpt
Standards ActJamaica LawLegislationJul. 15 1969"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/standards-act-2/This law is the general law prescribing minimum standards for commodities including food.
Standards (Labelling of Processed Food) RegulationsJamaica LawAdministrative ActsOct. 1 1974"Advertising in labeling, Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/standards-labelling-of-processed-food-regulations/These regulations prescribe minimum labelling requirements for processed food in Jamaica.
Food and Drugs ActJamaica LawLegislationAug. 4 1975"Labeling, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-drugs-act-2/This law is the general law on food drugs cosmetics and devices in Jamaica.
Food and Drugs RegulationsJamaica LawAdministrative ActsAug. 4 1975"Content regulation, Labeling, Marketing, Sodium content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-drugs-regulations/This law provides for the regulation of food drugs cosmetics and medical devices.
National School Nutrition StandardsJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2021"Marketing, Sale in school premises, Sale near school premises, Sale through vending machines, School Environment, School meals, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-standards/These Standards seek to define the types of foods and beverages which are restricted ensure that nourishing food is served more frequently and improve the nutrient quality of school meals.
National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Jamaica 2013-2018Jamaica LawProgrammatic documents2013"Fiscal Policies, Marketing, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-strategic-and-action-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases-in-jamaica-2013-2018/This strategic and action plan aims to "provide a framework and road map for national action to combat non-communicable diseases and injuries and their risk factors in Jamaica within the context of the socioeconomic cultural and development agenda".
Child Care and Protection ActJamaica LawLegislationMar. 26 2004"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/child-care-and-protection-act/This law seeks to promote the best interests safety and well-being of children in Jamaica.
Food and Nutrition Security PolicyJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsMar. 2013"Right to food, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-nutrition-security-policy/This policy provides strategies actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.
National Policy for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle in JamaicaJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsApr. 2004"School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-policy-for-the-promotion-of-healthy-lifestyle-in-jamaica/This policy seeks to promote healthy lifestyles in the Jamaican population so as to reduce the risk of developing heart disease diabetes hypertension obesity cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS and to reduce the incidence of violence and injury.
Food Based Dietary Guidelines for JamaicaJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2015"School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-based-dietary-guidelines-for-jamaica/These guidelines aim to promote healthy behaviors and practices that will help the population aged two years and older to make healthy food choices.
National School Nutrition PolicyJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2022"Marketing, Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-policy/This policy seeks to ensure that children entering Jamaican educational facilities are exposed to good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
National Operational Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Jamaica (2016-2020)Jamaica LawProgrammatic documentsJun. 2016"Fiscal Policies, Labeling, Marketing, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-operational-action-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-in-jamaica-2016-2020/The National Operational Plan of Action seeks to operationalize the obesity prevention activities of the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Fair Competition ActJamaica LawLegislationMar. 9 1993"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/ln-42-1995/This law provides rules for competitive practices and for the establishment of a Commission.
Consumer Protection ActJamaica LawLegislationJun. 1 2005"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/consumer-protection-act/This law makes provision with respect to the protection of consumers.
Early Childhood ActJamaica LawLegislationNov. 30 2007"School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/early-childhood-act/This law requires operators to comply with specific personnel physical health and safety and other requirements to ensure that institutions offer safe environments for children.
Standards for the Operation Management and Administration of Early Childhood InstitutionsJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2007"School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/standards-for-the-operation-management-and-administration-of-early-childhood-institutions/The Standards for the Operation Management and Administration of Early Childhood Institutions define best practices for early childhood institutions and serve to encourage institutions to raise their level of practice above minimum requirements.
Interim Guidelines for Beverages in SchoolsJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 2018"Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/interim-guidelines-for-beverages-in-schools/These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica and particularly in the adolescent population.
Processed Food ActJamaica LawLegislationOct. 15 1959"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/processed-food-act/This law prescribes general requirements in relation to processed food including their manufacturing or handling. It was amended in 2012.