Twenty-four medical doctors and well being researchers have signed an open letter objecting to the appointment of an govt at Danone, the formula-milk producer, to a place advising on public diet at Safefood.
The signatories, who embody GPs, paediatricians and obstetricians, mentioned the appointment, revealed by The Sunday Occasions final week, represented a “main battle of curiosity” and was “extremely regarding”.
This weekend Danone mentioned it “wholeheartedly stands by” Claire Mac Evilly, its head of company affairs, who has been appointed to the advisory committee of Safefood — an all-island company — by Stephen Donnelly, the well being minister, and Robert Swann, his Northern Eire counterpart. The corporate owns the Cow & Gate and Aptamil manufacturers.
Within the letter, the medical doctors criticised Danone’s apply of straight contacting Irish