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Email update : 15 February 2010

Nestlé Fairtrade KitKat leaflet

Anyone who is a supporter of both Fair Trade and the Nestlé boycott, will be interested to know we have updated our '10 facts' leaflet to include information on Nestlé Fairtrade KitKat, which was officially launched last month.

Click here to see it.

Nestle Fairtrade KitKat

Fairtrade Fortnight runs in the UK from 22 February to 7 March. If you are planning a stall or event, you might like to print off copies explaining why Nestlé Fairtrade KitKat has been added to the boycott list.

This involves just 1% of Nestlé's cocoa purchase - while it is criticised for failing to deliver on a promise to end on child slavery in the rest of its cocoa supply chain by 2006.

Nestlé is now advertising its Fairtrade KitKat to try to improve its image and undermine support for the boycott. According to Nestlé's Global Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé is 'widely boycotted'. The boycott will continue until Nestlé abides by the marketing requirements for baby milk adopted by the World Health Assembly. Click here for more on the boycott.

Baby Milk Action welcomes Product Placement ban on junk foods and baby milks

Baby Milk Action has been campaigning in the UK to stop baby food companies from being allowed to place products in television programmes as a form of advertising. The UK government was preparing to open the flood gates to this type of promotion.

We are relieved to report that product placement of junk foods, infant formula and follow-on formula will not be permitted on UK made TV programmes, but continue to campaign because placement of baby feeding equipment, such as bottles and teats and other products could be allowed.

Click here for our press release.


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