Rachel's Dairy added to Nestlé boycott list

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Rachel's Dairy has been added to the Nestlé boycott list as it is now owned by Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy (LNCD).

Lactalis purchased Rachel's Dairy in August 2010. In May 2012 the organic yoghurt and dairy product company was moved into LNCD, which is a joint venture with Nestlé. Lactalis owns 60% of LNCD and Nestlé 40%.

Nestlé puts its own profits before health as it pushes its baby foods using strategies that violate internationally agreed marketing standards and is found to be the worst of the companies in terms of scale and scope of its violations. The boycott of Nestlé's other products helps to force changes in Nestlé practices by raising awareness of Nestlé practices and giving it a financial reason to change.

Nestlé is one of the four most boycotted companies on the planet, according to GMI Poll. Wholefood shops and other retailers are now delisting Rachel's Dairy.

The boycott focuses on Nescafé, Nestlé's flagship product, but all products from which Nestlé profits are listed so supporters can increase pressure by avoiding them all. Supporters of the full boycott can send a message to Nestlé via Rachel's Dairy saying they will no longer buy its products until Nestlé brings its policies and practices into line with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly - click here (draft message will open in your email programme).

While this will impact on Nestlé profits, it is LNCD that is threatening jobs at Rachel's Dairy as Lactalis moves the business into the joint venture. Lactalis told the BBC in May 2012 when possible redundancies were reported: "These changes will strengthen and help sustain Rachel's success for the future, and secure the long term business relationships with local farmers and the area." See: Jobs under threat at Aberystwyth dairy firm Rachel's