See also:                         Lefever, Ernest W.

Scope & Content Note

A running controversy over infant formula promotion and sales in the Third World, especially by Swiss company Nestlé, resulted in a move by the World Health Assembly to consider adopting an international code regulating the marketing of breast milk substitutes.  The vote on the new code was held in May 1981 and the United States was the only nation to vote against the code.



AG001          case file 025894


CM003-02      case files 017428, 018687-040652, 075330, 075570


FG006-01      case files 061278, 172806, 223312


FI010-02        case file 354236


HE003          case file 025688


HE006          case file 067745


IT102            case file 026371


MC003          case file 028794, 079084


ME002          case file 311836


PR013-01      case file 032057, 035356


TA004-03      case file 197666


WE001          case files 023571. 026020, 030880




Counsel to the President, Office of the: Records

          CFOA 113

[Lefever Letter 05/31/1981 re Infant Formula Controversy] (1)-(3)

[Lefever/Nestle Correspondence (Infant Formula Controversy)] (1)(2)

[Lefever Nomination – Issues] (1)(2)    

[Lefever Statement re Ethics and Public Policy Center (Infant Formula Controversy)]



          CFOA 114

          [Lefever Nomination Material I] (1)-(8)

          [Lefever Nomination Material II] (1)-(9)

          [Lefever Nomination Material III] (1)(2)

          HPG Lefever, Ernest W. – Summaries

          [HPG Lefever, Ernest W. – General] (1)(2)

          HPG Lefever, Ernest W. – General (1)(2)

          [Lefever Nomination - Questions] (1)(2)

          [Lefever Nomination – List of Supporters]

          [Lefever Nomination – Notes]

          [Lefever Nomination – Clippings] (1)-(3)

          HPG Lever, Ernest W. Newspaper Articles (1)-(3)

          [Lefever Nomination]: EWL Briefing Book (1)-(3)

          Briefing Book – Nomination of Ernest W. Lefever (1)-(4)


Hauser, Richard A.: Files

OA 9978

Infant Formula (1)(2)


Knauer, Virginia H.: Files, Office of Public Liaison

          OA 7370

          Infant Formula (1)-(3)


Knauer, Virginia H.: Files, Office of Consumer Affairs

          Box 37

          Nestle Food Corporation


Leonard, Burleigh: Files

          OA 11629

          Infant Formula


Meese, Edwin III: Files

          CFOA 28

          Infant Formula Code – US Position


National Security Affairs, Office of the Assistant to the President: Records: Chronological File

          case file 8103590


Public Affairs, White House Office of: Records

          OA 10446

          Infant Formula


Quint, Mary Elizabeth: Files

          OA 8254

          Nestle Coordination for Center for Better Nutrition, Inc. (1)(2)


          OA 8257

          Nestle Corporation


Last Updated: 7/11/2014                                                                                     Most Recent Opening: 03/06/2007


Case#                      Researcher                            Topic                                       Pages      Restricted

F02-063/2               Morton Minz                           Infant Formula & 1981 Vote 967          297

F06-066/2               Nitsan Chorev                        Infant Form./WHO/Nestle    2676        262