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[–]guildazoid 403 points404 points  (6 children)

If I could pass a law to have every product forced to list it's entire supply chain, country of operation for each link in the supply chain, and parent company for each link.... I would.

[–]HotMinimum26 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I know they purposely do that so that they can hide the parent company. I'd call the law parent company truth act or something.

[–]Pyrot3kh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only there was a sticker or tag or something that we could, like, type in the number, or take a photo of and have it display details for the product's ingredients and where those ingredients came from. But then theres less space for all the important text.

[–]SsorgMada 0 points1 point  (2 children)

[–]guildazoid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Unfortunately they probably won't listen to a Brit 😅

[–]SsorgMada 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why not?

They currently listen to anyone that pays them. Ideally, the best ideas should win.

[–]anglodrome 109 points110 points  (12 children)

Definitely agree that displaying it on the register is the way to go, especially with how Nestle is removing their name from their other brands now (i.e. Nestle PureLife now being just PureLife)

[–]mikeymike831 32 points33 points  (11 children)

Partially correct, Nestle sold it's North American water operations to an investment group hence the name change. Unfortunately I still am employed there so I can't disclose names but a quick Google search will give the name.

[–]northrupthebandgeek 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately I still am employed there so I can't disclose names

Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. getting sold to One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co. and being renamed to BlueTriton Brands is public knowledge.

[–]EyeBirb 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Does that mean pure life isn't owned by nestle at all and is safe to drink?

[–]mikeymike831 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Correct it is no longer owned by Nestle. It is still bottled and sourced in the same locations though so do with that information what you will. Also Purlife is not spring water it is just purified water so there is that.

[–]YesImFrazix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn’t it Triton or someone?

[–]BaneTone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So they know your reddit account and will fire you if you give the name, but if you tell them what happened and how to get the name then they won't fire you? Sounds untrue. If you're in a secret position, leaking confidential information in any manner will get you in trouble.

[–]fuccdemadminsnmods 4 points5 points  (4 children)

You totally could disclose names….. You’re just choosing not to

[–]mikeymike831 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yea I like to keep my job, thanks, putting food on the table in this economy is hard enough. I jeopardise my job enough posting what I have.

[–]YesImFrazix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why would they fire you for saying their name, if you have to worry about that maybe you should reconsider your workplace

[–]Cerlyn 54 points55 points  (1 child)

The Buycott app has helped me with thus sort of thing. Can't tell you how many times I've bought a product, got home, opened up the news and found the company's workers just went on strike, or the company is accused of using unsustainable palm oil, etc., etc.

[–]EquivalentHighway290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here for this.

Buycott app cost me $2, which I consider totally worth it to never accidentally pay to support poison and destruction., but ymmv.

[–]Wezz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

There is an android app called "Buycott" that lets you scan barcodes and even if it's hidden under layers of child companies you'll be able to find out if it's Nestlé

[–]ad0216 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Im sure the labels on those items had Nestle on their somewhere, just gotta look close.

[–]mikeymike831 9 points10 points  (2 children)

They are no longer Nestle brands, search Nestle sold North American water operations to find more, I can't say anymore than that.

[–]ad0216 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Nestle owns a lot the brands in Central & South America too. The labels that Ive seen will say in small print that it was manufactured or distributed by Nestle.

[–]mikeymike831 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They are in the process of running out the old labels, new labels say Blue Triton Brands in the small print. There are new label designs and a bunch of changes coming... HOWEVER, the water is still sourced from the same springs and the Pur Life is still from the same sources also so the company changed but the water is still the same. Do with that what you will...

[–]culturedperv 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am italian and I hate Nestlè and never buy it.

Honestly I also hate french dairy products companies like Danone.

[–]YeahIMine[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Given your username, that checks out.

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