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Nestle boycott leaders wind up their action

Boycott leaders announced the end of their 6 1/2-year action against Nestle Thursday but said they will continue to monitor the company's compliance with international codes on the sale of infant formula.

Douglas Johnson, national chairman of the Infant Formula Action Coalition, the major coordinator of the US boycott, said the group will now campaign against Nestle's competitors to ensure they follow UNICEF and World Health Organization guidelines.

The campaign against Nestle focused on its sales of infant formula in developing nations, where critics maintained that unsanitary conditions and nutritional deficiencies made formula a poor substitute for breast feeding.

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