Nestlé was founded by Henri Nestlé in 1866 as the Anglo-Swiss condensed Milk Company, and has since grown to become the worlds largest food and beverage company. The company is headquartered in Vaud, Switzerland, and offers over 2000 brands around the world in 189 countries. There are 413 Nestlé factories producing Nestlé products in 85 countries. Nestlé offers a wide variety of food products such as breakfast cereals, coffees, teas, sweets, dairy products, frozen foods, snacks, medical foods, baby foods, and beverages.
Nestle conducts research on potential phage therapies. Nestle funded a study on the Nestle Research Centre developed T4-like coliphages and a commercial Russian coliphage product by the company Microgen for treatment of acute bacterial diarrhea. The 2016 study showed no adverse events but failed to improve diarrhea outcome.