Flavour Giant Robertet SA Bans Animal Tests in Sweet Decision After PETA US Appeal
For Immediate Release:
19 September 2019
Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]
FLAVOUR GIANT ROBERTET SA BANS ANIMAL TESTS IN SWEET DECISION AFTER PETA US APPEAL
Global Ingredient Supplier Joins Dozens of Food and Beverage Companies in Adopting Sweeping Policy Against Animal Experiments
London – Following communications with PETA US, Robertet SA – the ninth-largest flavour and fragrance company in the world – has instituted a new policy banning all experiments on animals unless required by law. The company previously participated in a joint experiment in which it chemically analysed the characteristics of rosemary leaf extract while experimenters with another company fed 30 mice a high-fat diet to induce obesity, administered the extract to a group of the mice, starved them, injected them with glucose, repeatedly took their blood, and killed and dissected them.
“In rejecting animal testing, Robertet SA is in step with public sentiment and scientific advancement, which are increasingly shifting away from this archaic practice,” says PETA Science Policy Adviser Dr Julia Baines. “PETA is urging other food and beverage companies to follow Robertet SA’s lead and ban cruel, wasteful, curiosity-driven experiments on animals.”
Robertet SA joins a growing list of dozens of companies – including Barilla, The Coca-Cola Company, General Mills, House Foods, the Kellogg Company, Kikkoman, Lipton, Ocean Spray, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, POM Wonderful, Welch’s, Yakult Honsha, and others – that have worked with PETA US scientists to replace animal tests with more effective, ethical, and economical non-animal research models.
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