J W Childs
Private equity firm
Investments are generally in mid-market companies in the consumer products, healthcare, specialty retail and asset management sectors. Acquired NutraSweet, the world's largest maker of aspartame, from Monsanto in May 2000.
|J. W. Childs Associates||USA||website|
|J. W. Childs Associates|
JW Childs owns Nutrasweet, the world's largest maker of aspartame. 75 per cent of complaints to USA's Food and Drug Administration are related to aspartame. When processed in the body, the components ' phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol ' break down into formic acid and formaldehyde, both of which are toxic in low doses, affect the brain and immune systems, and have been associated with retinal eye damage and birth defects.
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|Company Structure||Private Company|
|Subsidiaries||NutraSweet Company, The|
|Address||Boston, MA, USA|
Products / BrandsNutraSweet
Nutrasweet (aspartame) Sweeteners