December 28, 2014 5:27 PM ET

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Company Overview of Gerber Products Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Gerber Products Company, Inc., doing business as Nestle Infant Nutrition, offers food products for babies, toddlers, and infants; and baby care, wellness, and life insurance products. It offers breast feeding products, such as accessories, bottles and nipples, and massaging manual breast pumps; bath time and skin care products, including swimmies tub toys, bath washes, lotions, baby nail clippers, comb and brush sets, tooth and gum cleansers, baby shampoos, baby powders, moisturizing creams and sticks, foaming wash, and bath accessories; and health care products, such as vitamin drops and instant powder mix. It also provides pacifiers, soothers, and teethers; feeding products, such as cups, ...

12 Vreeland Road

2nd Floor

Florham Park, NJ 07932

United States

Founded in 1901

Phone:

973-593-7500

Fax:

973-593-7664

Key Executives for Gerber Products Company, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Gerber Business Unit of North America
Vice President of Communications
Global Vice President of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Gerber Products Company, Inc. Key Developments

Federal Trade Commission Sues Gerber over Claims Food Reduces Allergies Dispute over Benefits of Whey Proteins

The Federal Trade Commission sued Gerber Baby Products, saying the company strayed too far from science with claims its Good Start Gentle formula could prevent babies from developing allergies. The company created a gold star for its label touting Food and Drug Administration approval, but the FTC says that's misleading, too. Gerber, aka Nestle Nutrition, said in a statement that peer studies support its allergy claims and that if the FTC has its way, it would deny parents this critical and important information and deny this benefit to infants. The formula for this dispute: Gerber Gentle Start contains partially hydrolyzed whey proteins in place of intact cow proteins. Companies have to get the FDA's approval to make health claims, so Gerber asked the FDA to approve its claims that the whey proteins could reduce an infant's risk of atopic dermatitis based on emerging studies. The FDA rejected several Gerber's petitions but said it would consider forgoing enforcement action if Gerber made a narrower claim pointing out that the relationship between whey proteins and atopic dermatitis was uncertain, because there is little scientific evidence of the relationship. The FTC says Gerber went too far when it created the gold badge touting the FDA's qualified approvals and when it proclaimed Good Start Gentle the first and only routine formula to reduce the risk of developing allegories.

Gerber Introduces Gerber(R) Graduates(R) Lil' Entrees(R) Selections

Gerber introduced four new additions to the Gerber(R) Graduates(R) Lil' Entrees(R) family. With recipes inspired by culinary chefs and current food trends, Gerber(R) Graduates(R) Lil' Entrees offer exciting new options for toddlers and their parents available in nine varieties, parents have more choices to ensure their toddler gets the nutrition they need in a tasty meal option. The new flavors in the Gerber(R) Graduates(R) Lil' Entrees(R) family aren't the only new addition to the Gerber(R) Graduates(R) line this fall. A range of snacks and meal options provide parents more options for feeding their toddler. Since these products come from Gerber, Parents can feel confident that each Gerber(R) Graduates(R) product is made just for toddlers. Gerber(R) Graduates(R) Lil' Entrees(R) meal options are available in these varieties: Mashed Potatoes & Meatloaf Nuggets in Gravy with Carrots, Peas & Corn. Creamy Chicken Stew with Vegetables with Green Beans & Carrots. New! Spiral Pasta in Turkey Meat Sauce with Green & Yellow Beans. Yellow Rice & Chicken with Vegetables in Sauce with Green Beans & Carrots. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Roasted Chicken & Carrots. Macaroni & Cheese with Seasoned Peas & Carrots. Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Sauce with Mixed Vegetables. Pasta Stars in Meat Sauce with Green Beans. Chicken and Brown Rice with Vegetables in BBQ Sauce with Peas and Corn.

Gerber Products Company, Del Monte Corporation, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation Face Lawsuit for Lead Contamination in Products

Gerber Products Company, Del Monte Corporation, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation face a trial as some of their food items have been found to be contaminated with miniscule amount of lead. Many baby foods containing carrots, peaches, pears and sweet potatoes have a little amount of lead in them. Lawsuit also covers grape juice and fruit cocktail. The case has been scheduled for Monday. It has alleged Gerber and some other baby food makers that their products contain lead in them. The trial will decide whether the companies must add a warning label for products. Environmental Law Foundation has urged that the case must be taken seriously and the lawsuit must be filed in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Lawyers for these food firms have reported that the products were found to be clean from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. The products were sold after thorough scrutiny. These products that have been targeted contain the amount of lead far below the standard.

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