We comply with global guidelines in making baby formulas – Nestle Nigeria reacts to reports

Nestle Nigeria, the subsidiary of a global food and beverage company,  Nestle, has denied claims of adding sugar to its products sold in Nigeria, also denying violating the global guidelines for infant formulas.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, April 18, and shared with PREMIUM TIMES by the Nestle Nigeria Head of Corporate Communications, Victoria Uwadoka.

Nestle Nigeria said its usage of sugar in formulas complies with the global requirements, reiterating that it supplies quality products to every part of the world.

The company’s statement is in response to an earlier inquiry by PREMIUM TIMES on the development. Uwadoka had requested that a mail be sent by our reporter and pledged a response as soon as possible, saying she was far away from the office.

The statement counters the findings of a recent investigation, which revealed that Nestle had been selling substandard infant food products to Nigeria and other low and middle-income countries.

The investigation, carried out by the Public Eye, a Swiss investigative organization, in collaboration with the International Baby Food Action Network, revealed that Nestle provides its best quality to Europe and other developed nations but supplies substandard products to low- and middle-income countries across the world.

“For Nestlé, not all babies are equal when it comes to added sugar,” the report said.

Samples of Nestle’s baby food products sold in Asia, Africa, and Latin America were sent to Belgium for laboratory testing.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported some of the findings which significantly involved Nigeria.

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