Perfetti Van Melle
Worlds #3 sugar confectionery company, Perfetti Van Melle was formed by the 2001 merger of Perfetti of Italy with Van Melle of the Netherlands. They bought Spanish owned Chupa Chups in 2006.
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In 2018 volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out which corporations are contributing the most to the global plastic pollution problem. This company ranked as one of the world's top 10 plastic polluters.
[Source 2018][More on Oceans]
This 2014 report by Friends of the Earth documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled "nanofood" products on the American market since 2008. The report named this company among those with products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients. These nanomaterials differ significantly from larger particles of the same chemical composition, and new studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating they may be more toxic to humans and the environment.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
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Van Melle Confectionery
Products / BrandsPerfetti Van Melle
Airheads Sweets & Lollies
Alpenliebe Sweets & Lollies
Chupa Chups Sweets & Lollies
Frisk Mints & Gum
Meller Sweets & Lollies
Mentos Mints & Gum
Mentos Sweets & Lollies