LAOS- Window ads

Code Violations
Promotion to the public and in shops


Danone/ Dumex
15, rue du Helder
75009 Paris – France

Large posters promoting Dumex infant formula and growing-up milks are displayed prominently on the windows of a mini market located on the main road in central Vientiane, Laos. Many companies, including Danone, continue to disregard the 2016 WHO Guidance which reaffirms that growing-up milk is a breastmilk substitute covered by the scope of the Code and therefore should not be promoted.

Advertisement placed on display window is common marketing tactic to attract attention of the public

The poster shows children who are “smart and strong” because they drink Dumex formula products