September 24, 2016 11:31 PM ET

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Company Overview of Gerber Products Company

Company Overview

Gerber Products Company, doing business as Nestle Infant Nutrition, manufactures and markets food and care items for infants and children from birth through age 3. The company offers feeding systems, teethers, nipples, pacifiers, and other baby care items. It provides products through retail outlets in the United States. Gerber Products Company was formerly known as Fremont Canning Company and changed its name to Gerber Products Company in 1941. The company was incorporated in 1901 and is based in Florham Park, New Jersey. Gerber Products Company operates as a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.

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

President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President of Gerber Business Unit of North America
Global Vice President of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs and Head of Nutrition Science
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Gerber Products Company Key Developments

Gerber Recalling Specific Organic Pouch Products

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling. Because of the commitment to high quality, Gerber is working to retrieve from retailers and online stores the remaining pouches from the four affected batches of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOOD pouches that fail to meet the quality standards. This recall does not impact any other Gerber pouches, other Gerber products or any Gerber products outside of the US.

Gerber Expands 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Recipes with Dinners Launch

Gerber announced the expansion of its newest line of products, Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits recipes, with the launch of Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Dinners. The new category within Lil' Bits not only provides parents with the perfectly-sized soft pieces to help their babies master the essential chewing developmental milestone, but also delivers the nutrition and variety many parents are looking for. Lil' Bits Dinners recipes are now available at major retailers.

Law Firms File Class Action Alleging Gerber Deceives Toddlers' Parents with Misleading Labels

Three prominent consumer advocacy firms, the Stanley Law Group, Bailey & Glasser LLP, and David F. Sugerman—have filed the class action, claiming that Gerber, with its Graduates Puffs is misleading parents into buying a product that is far from nutritious. The suit alleges that parents trying to buy healthy and nutritious snacks for their toddlers have trusted Gerber's reputation and package presentations, paid Gerber's premium prices based on that reputation, and, in exchange, unwittingly provided their toddlers with empty calories. Far from the healthy treat the labels and Gerber's reputation suggest, Puffs are little more than flour and sugar. The plaintiffs allege that the packaging for Puffs is dominated by pictures of fruit or vegetables: juicy peaches, slices of ripe banana, nutritious sweet potatoes. But the ingredients list belies these pictures. Banana-flavored Puffs contain no bananas, only a trace amount of banana flavoring. Sweet potato-flavored Puffs don't contain actual sweet potatoes, or any other vegetable, only miniscule amounts of sweet potato ‘flavor’. The closest thing to a fruit or vegetable in Puffs is a very tiny amount of dried apple puree — powder, in other words. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, and is titled Gyorke-Takatri, et al., v. Nestle USA Inc. and Gerber Products Company.

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