Keep Infant Formula Ads Out of Hospitals — But Why? But How?
What is The WHO Code?
Check out these links:
– The WHO Code
– The CDC on the WHO Code
– Forms for reporting violations Monitoring the Code
– Conflict of interest & sponsorship
– Marketing to night nurses in the hospital
– Night Nurse and other programs for Health Care Providers, sponsored by formula
List of Various Formula Recalls
This is in no way a complete list. Why? Because the FDA doesn’t keep a permanent record of recalls, so they often disappear without trace after a short period of time. Still, from this brief list (if you consider it brief, comparatively at least), you’ll notice a pattern: it’s the same companies that have recalls….over and over and over and over again.
This is not a formula-bashing post. These are the facts, however, and anyone who’s responsible for feeding infants may find it useful to be aware of this. If you use formula, you might consider spending your money on a company that generates product for a smaller part of the market (Nestle, Mead Johnson, and Abbott are the major companies that account for a whopping 90% of U.S. formulas).
Without further ado, let’s get to know these companies’ track records.