Mead Johnson achieved 10% compliance with the ATNI BMS methodology. Similar to Abbott, this is in part because its policy does not align closely to The Code nor does the IFM RRC to which it subscribes and in part because it does not apply to growingup milks, and to other products only in higher-risk countries. It also does not pledge to follow its own commitments in countries where regulations are weaker than those commitments. Mead Johnson states a policy commitment (via its support for IFM RRC) that acknowledges the importance of The Code but not to subsequent WHA resolutions. It states support for exclusive breastfeeding up to six months and for introduction of appropriate complementary foods from six months of age, but not for continued breastfeeding for two years or beyond. It also does not state that its commitments apply to joint ventures.
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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