TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Nestlé continues to disregard the International Code and the 2016 WHO Guidance

Code Violations
Promotion to the public and in shops

Nestlé

Nestlé S.A.
Avenue Nestlé 55
1800 Vevey
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+1 800-225-2270

www.Nestlé.com

Visible shelf talker placed at the supermarket to attract attention of shoppers

A local supermarket in St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago promotes Nestlé Lactogen 3 and KLIM 1+ growing up milks through special offers and display of shelf talker.

Both Lactogen 3 and KLIM 1+ are also being advertised on the Nestlé website (https://www.nestle.tt/brands/allbrands/lactogen-3 & https://www.nestle.tt/brands/allbrands/klim-growing-up-milks, accessed on 22 March 2019) as formula products which contain “prebiotics that may contribute to a healthy digestive system” and “probiotic culture, which may help to promote a healthy gut flora, regulate digestion, reducing the risk of constipation, for tummy comfort, and for a happy child!” – ALL idealising and promotional statements.

In most countries, Nestlé blatantly ignores the 2016 WHO Guidance which confirms that growing-up milk is a breastmilk substitute covered by the scope of the International Code and therefore should not be promoted.

Attractive special offers which violate the International Code – FREE wet wipes with purchase of KLIM 1+ and buy 1 800g tin and receive a free 350g tin of Lactogen 3!