Reducing sugar, salt and fat
Our commitment: Further decrease sugars, sodium and saturated fat
In addition to developing healthier and tastier product choices, we endeavour to further reduce public health-sensitive nutrients through scientific research, while maintaining the taste of our food and beverages.
In 2005, we drafted the Nestlé Policy on Sodium to reduce and monitor the percentage of sodium in our food and beverages. We strive to help consumers achieve the recommended intake of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025, in line with the globally recognised dietary guidelines. We have also reduced sodium levels in MAGGI Masala Noodles by 10% per serving over the last three years.
Since the establishment of the Nestlé Policy on Sugars in 2007, we have been able to significantly reduce the amount of sugars in our products, especially those developed for children. Our aim is to help consumers achieve the recommended intake of no more than 10% calories from free sugars, in line with the globally recognised dietary guidelines. In 2016, we reduced the quantity of sucrose in cereals prepared for infants, by approximately 700 tonnes in India.
Our Nestlé Policy on Trans-fat, instituted in 1999 and further strengthened in 2003, was developed to remove trans-fat originating from partially hydrogenated oils from all our food and beverage products. In India, we have replaced hydrogenated fat in MAGGI with refined oil, resulting in zero tans fat and zero cholesterol in the products. Similarly, in 2009, we drafted the first Nestlé Policy on Saturated Fat, to aid consumers in achieving the recommended intake of no more than 10% calories from saturated fat, in line with the globally recognised dietary guidelines.
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