Letter from the Chair to Irene Rosenfeld, Chief
Operating Officer and Chairman, Kraft Foods Inc. (25 March 2010)
You will be aware that Marc Firestone gave evidence
before my Committee on Tuesday 16 March. At that meeting Mr Firestone
gave us a number of commitments regarding Kraft's future plans
As you were unable to attend our evidence session
it would be helpful, as the head of Kraft, if you could confirm
that the commitments given by Mr Firestone are Kraft policy and
that you stand by his testimony. This would confirm to us that
we have absolute clarity on the future of Cadbury.
My Committee hopes to agree a Report on the matter
on Tuesday 30 March. It would therefore be helpful if I could
receive your response by Monday 29 March.
I apologise for the short notice of this request
but I am sure that you appreciate that with a general election
looming, we are under a very tight timetable.
I would very much like the opportunity to discuss
your plans for Cadbury, in person, in the next Parliament.
I thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Letter from Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Operating Officer
and Chairman, Kraft Foods Inc. to the Chair of the Committee (29
Thank you for your recent letter. We welcomed the
opportunity to give evidence to the Committee.
As Marc Firestone stated in his evidence, he appeared
at my request and with authority to give commitments on behalf
of the company. Therefore I am, of course, happy to endorse his
I hope this letter reaches you in time to fit in
with your timetable for drafting the Committee's report.