New Internationalist Issue 275
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The campaign led by the International Nestlé Boycott Committee primarily targets Nescafé, the corporation's flagship product. But the NI is encouraging you to boycott all Nestlé products until the company stops promoting its babymilk. Here are the main contact points for the infant feeding campaign - together with a country-by-country guide to Nestlé in all its various brand-name disguises.
International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).
Europe: c/o GIFA, CP 157, 1211 Genève 19, Switzerland. Tel: (4122) 798 9164. Fax: (4122) 798 4443. Also as under Britain. www.gifa.org
North America: NABA, 9684 Oak Hill Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6321. www.naba-breastfeeding.org
Canada: INFACT Canada, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON. M5G 1B1. Tel: (416) 595 9819. Fax: (416) 591 9355. http://www.infactcanada.ca
Latin America: IBFAN América Latina, Cefemina, Apartado Postal 5355, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica C.A. Tel/Fax: (506) 224 3986. www.ibfan-alc.org
Asia & Pacific:IBFAN Asia Pacific, BP-33 Pitampura, Delhi 110088 INDIA . Tel: (11) 2731 2445. Fax: (11) 2731 5606. www.ibfan.org/english/activities/training/icdc
Africa: IBFAN Africa, Centrepoint, Cnr of Tin and Walker Streets, Mbabane, Swaziland. Tel: (268) 404 5006. Fax (268) 404 0546.
There has been no action group on this issue for the past five years. Anyone interested in reactivating a group should contact Tul Bevan, NZ Lactation Consultants Association, PO Box 29279, Christchurch. Tel: (03) 473 8677. www.lactcon.org.nz/nzlca.html
Beverages: Nescafé, including Cappuccino, Classic, Expresso and Fine Blend; International Roast; Andronicus; Caro; Carnation; Milo; Nesquik; Vittel and Perrier mineral waters; Nestea.
Confectionery: Kit Kat; Smarties; Rolo; Quality Street; Life Savers; Milky Bar; Milo Bar; Scorched Almonds; After Eight; Allen's confectionery, including Oddfellows, Mackintosh's Toffees, Kool mints, Raspberry Twists, Soothers and Vita C; Allen's/Heards confectionery including Barley Sugars; Black Knight; Granny's licorice; Pixie Caramel; Chokito; Chocolate Raisins/Peanuts; Nut Roll; Crunch; Regina confectionery, including Marshmellows, Party Mix, Pineapple Chunks, Strawberry Hearts and Choc Orange Slices; Nutoata bars; Canterbury Oaty bars.
Cooking products: Nestlé baking cocoa, Nestlé cooking chocolate, Chocolate Melts, Choc Bits, Milk Melts, Highlander condensed milk, Reduced Cream, Quick Custard Mix.
Processed food: Maggi; Findus frozen food, including Lean Cuisine; Buitoni pasta and sauces; Nanda pasta; Crosse & Blackwell relishes/pickles.
Pet food: Friskies, Go Cat, Cat Meow, Fancy Feast, Tux, Trusty.
Dairy products: Yoplait
Supermarket own-name brands: According to our survey Nestlé only makes two such products for supermarket chains in Aotearoa: No Frills Muesli bars and Pams Condensed Milk.
Baby Food Action Group, Community Aid Abroad, 156 George St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065. Tel: (03) 419 7111. danny.oz.au/BFAG/
Beverages: Nescafé, including Gold Blend, Decaff; Milo; Caro; Slender.
Dairy products: Carnation, Coffeemate, Ideal, Tip-Top.
Confectionery: Kit Kat, Rowntree, Aero, After Eight, Smarties, Baci, Black Magic, Fruit Pastilles, Milky Bar, Quality Street, Rolo.
Mineral water: Perrier, Vittel.
Processed food: Findus, Maggi, Lean Cuisine, Branston Pickle.
Cereals: Shredded Wheat.
Pet food: Go-Cat, Go-Dog.
Cosmetics: L'Oreal, Lancome.
Baby Milk Action, 23 St Andrews St, Cambridge CB2 3AX. Tel: (01223) 464420. Fax: (01223) 464417. www.babymilkaction.org
Beverages: Nescafé, including Gold Blend, Blend 37, Alta Rica, Cap Colombie, Cappuccino, Decaff, Fine Blend; Milo; Build-up; Caro; Elevenses; Flo-Mix; Libby's C Drinks; Mix-O-Choc, Moonshine; Nescoré; Nesfit; Nesquik; Slender; Superquik; Um Bongo.
Confectionery: Kit Kat, Rowntree, Aero, After Eight, Polo, Smarties, Lion Bar, Quality Street, Rolo, Toffee Crisp, Toffo, Walnut Whip, Weekend, Yorkie, Matchmakers, Milky Bar, Munchies, Black Magic, Fox's Glacier Mints, Fruit Pastilles, Animal bar, Baci, Blue Riband, Breakaway, Cabana, Caramac, Caramel Wafer, Cello, Creamola, Dairy Crunch, Drifter, Eclipse, Good News, Festival, Gray& Dunn biscuits, Jellytots, Karima, Montego, Novo, RPC, Savana, Secret, Tooty Frooties.
Ice cream: Lyons Maid.
Cereals: Shredded Wheat, Shreddies, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Crisp Rice, Energen, Force, Golden Grahams, Lucky Charms, Team, Robertson's cornflakes, Sunny Jim, Wheatflakes.
Dairy products: Carnation, Chambourcy, Coffeemate, Fussells, Ideal, Milkmaid, Tip-Top, Bonjour, Chamby, Creme Vienna, Darlky, Flanby, Fulcreem custard, Hippopota, Jacky, Kremly, Le Grande, Nouvelle, Robot.
Mineral water: Perrier, Ashbourne, Contrexéville, Vittel, Vittelloise.
Processed food: Findus, Buitoni pasta & canned foods, Crosse & Blackwell, Maggi, Alphabetti, Bonne Cuisine, Dish of the Day, Eskimo, Four Seasons, Healthy Balance, Lean Cuisine, Pasta choice, Rice & Things, Scrunchies, Waistline.
Spreads/pickles: Branston, Gales honey, Holgates honey, Pan-Yan, Sun-pat, Tartex, Vessen paté.
Seasonings: British Shoyu, British vinegars, Cook-in-the-Pot, Dufrais, Sarsons.
Cosmetics and eye care: L'Oreal, Lancome, Claudel, Alcon.
Pet foods: Friskies, Go-Cat, Go-Dog.
Supermarket own-name brands: Most supermarket chains refuse to reveal the sources of their own-name products but both Tesco and the Co-op deserve credit for having come clean with us to allow consumers an informed choice. Nestlé makes Tesco's Corn Flakes, Sultana Bran, Bran Flakes, Cocoa Puffs, Puffed Rice and Cocoa Flakes and the Co-op's Peanut Butter, Rich Chocolate Mousse and Easy Serve Ice Cream. Nestlé makes nothing for Budgen. But Sainsbury and Safeway refused to tell us and should not be rewarded for this: all their own-brand cereals, dairy products and ice cream should be treated with suspicion.
IN-FACT Coalition, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto, Ont, M5G 1B1. Tel: (416) 595 9819. Fax: (416) 591 9355. Web site: www.infactcanada.ca
Beverages: Nescafé, Nestea, Chase & Sandborn, Hills Brothers, Coffeemate, Movenpick, MJB, Taster's Choice, Encore, Club, Carnation, Libby's juices, Calistoga, Goodhost.
Confectionery: Laura Secord, Chunky Goobers, Coffee Crisp, Aero, Baci, Quality Street, Nestlé Beich fundraising chocolate, Kit Kat, Smarties, After Eight, Baby Ruth, Bit O Honey, Butterfinger, Alpine White Chocolate, Crunch, Raisinats, Black Magic, Turtles, Mirage.
Ice cream: Laura Secord, Crunch, Drumstick, Mr Big, Haagen Dazs ice-cream bars.
Mineral Water: Perrier, Vittel, Poland Spring.
Processed food: Stouffers, Lean Cuisine, Buitoni, Contadina, Cresse & Blackwell, Maggi, MJB.
Cosmetics/eye care: L'Oreal, Warner, Alcon.
Wines: Beringer, Chateau Souverain, Los Hermanos, Nappa Ridge.
Nestlé has marketing agreements in North America with Nabisco, Walt Disney, Movenpick, Ault Foods (Sealtest Dairies) and Coca Cola (Nestea).
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