Global firms are reducing sugar and salt in their packaged items in India

We hear you! We know you love the taste of your favourite packaged foods, but you also want to make healthy choices for yourself and your family.  Global food companies are responding to growing health concerns in India by reducing sugar and salt in their popular packaged items. Discover a wider range of products that support your well-being without sacrificing taste. That’s why we’re excited to announce a change you’ll love!

Global Firms Committed to Healthier Packaged Foods in India

In a significant move towards promoting healthier eating habits, several global firms have pledged to reformulate their packaged food products. The focus? Reducing salt, sugar, and saturated fats. Let’s dive into the details:

The Eat Right Movement

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently launched the Eat Right Movement. This multi-sectoral initiative encourages packaged food companies to voluntarily make their products more nutritious by cutting down on harmful ingredients.
  • The goal is simple: healthier choices for consumers.

Leading Companies on Board

Several prominent companies have already stepped up to the plate:

  1. Nestle India: Nestle, a pioneer in the industry, has been working for years to reduce sodium, sugars, and saturated fats. Their commitment includes an average 6% reduction in added sugar, 10% reduction in salt, and 2.5% reduction in total fat across relevant product categories by 2020.
  2. Britannia: Known for its tasty treats, Britannia plans to further reduce sugar and sodium by 5% per serving size across its entire product portfolio in the next three years.
  3. HUL (Hindustan Unilever): By 2020, 75% of HUL’s food portfolio will meet salt levels consistent with WHO recommendations, ensuring that consumers intake no more than 5 grams of salt per day.
  4. ITC: ITC aims to reduce salt levels in three-fourths of its current snacks and instant noodles portfolio by 10% by 2023. Similar commitments apply to added sugar levels in biscuits and beverages.
  5. Kellogg India: Kellogg’s ready-to-eat cereals will see an average 10-15% reduction in sugar and 10-30% reduction in sodium by 2020.
  6. Patanjali: Committed to evaluating its portfolio continuously, Patanjali will work on reducing sugar, fat, and sodium in its products.

Why It Matters

Public health comes first: These efforts prioritize our well-being over everything else.

New labelling regulations: FSSAI is finalizing new regulations that propose front-of-pack labels and red color coding for high-salt, high-sugar, and high-fat products.

So, the next time you reach for a packaged snack, know that global firms are working behind the scenes to make it a healthier choice. Let’s embrace this positive change—one bite at a time!

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