As we noted this morning, today's WaPo details efforts by Clayton Yeutter and Joseph Levitt, two lobbyists from Hogan & Hartson, to soften a government campaign to encourage breast feeding of infants. The article indicates the effort was orchestrated by baby formula makers and their parent companies, but doesn't identify any by name. The Legal Times lobbying database shows that in July of 2004 Yeutter registered on behalf of Mead Johnson, an Indiana company that sells the Enfamil brand of baby formula. Levitt, who directed the FDA's Center for Food Safety, which regulates baby formulas, registered to lobby on behalf of ConAgra Foods in May of this year.
Post is from Senior Editor Douglas McCollam