Nestle to be challenged over baby food marketing at AGM in Lausanne, Switzerland, 14th April

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Nestle will be challenged once more over its baby food marketing by Patti Rundall, OBE, Policy Director of Baby Milk Action and Ina Verzivolli from GIFA, IBFAN's Geneva office, who will be attending the Nestlé Shareholder Meeting in Lausanne tomorrow.

An Open Letter (see links below)  has been sent to  Ann Veneman, the former Executive Director of UNICEF who is planning to join the Nestlé Board of Directors.  IBFAN is asking her not to take this step or at the very least to make it conditional on Nestle agreeing to the Four Point Plan which was drawn up by the International Nestlé Boycott Committee and aims to save infant lives and lead ultimately to the end of the 20-country Nestlé boycott.  The four-point plan requires Nestle to bring its marketing policies and practice into line with the international standards that UNICEF and WHO have championed for decades. 


see Reuters : 

 Uproar at ex-UNICEF boss joining Nestle board by Stephanie Nebehay


  • Nestlé is the most boycotted company in the UK and is embroiled in controversy over its sponsorship of the London Marathon on Sunday


For more information contact: Patti Rundall: + 44 7786 523493 or Mike Brady: +44 7986 736179






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