Mar 2, 2016

Stamp of approval: Swiss Post honours Henri Nestlé

Henri Nestlé stamp

Swiss Post has issued a stamp honouring our founder Henri Nestlé, as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. He invented a life-saving infant food in an era when many infants died of malnutrition.

Born in Germany in 1814, Henri Nestlé trained as a pharmacist before moving to Vevey in Switzerland, where Nestlé is still headquartered.

In 1867, he launched a safe, nutritious infant food called Farine Lactée, which won him global renown. He produced it in a factory that he built in Vevey, which features on the new stamp.

The stamp will go on sale at Swiss Post outlets on March 3.