FDBusiness.com

Nestlé Pledges Ambitious Salt Reduction to Meet WHO Goal

 Breaking News
  • Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are the UK’s Fastest Growing Brands Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands, announced by WPP and Kantar. Vodafone remains the UK’s most valuable brand, worth US$26.5 billion (£21.5 billion), followed by HSBC and Shell. Deliveroo, at no.50 after increasing its value 54% [...]...
  • Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval For Alpha-lactalbumin in Infant Formula Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the company with a GRAS Notice known as a ‘no objection letter’. It states that it has no questions regarding the safety of fractionated whey protein concentrate [...]...
  • Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’ in Ireland Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing, retail, and food service across the island of Ireland. The Awards recognise the very best in the industry across 18 categories. For Java Republic winning Beverage [...]...
  • First Half Profits Fall at Bakkavor Group Bakkavor Group, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK with a growing international presence in the US and China, has reported a sharp fall in operating profit to £29.3 million for the 26-week period ended 29 June 2019, compared to £54.1 million in the prior period. Group revenue was up 1.4% at [...]...
  • Norwegian Salmon Ranked Most Sustainable Among World’s Largest Protein Producers Norwegian aquaculture companies hold four out of the top 10 spots in the 2019 Coller FAIRR Protein Index, ranking 60 of the world’s largest publicly-listed protein producers on how they perform on sustainability. The Index looked at how the world’s largest producers of meat, dairy and seafood performs on various risk factors relating to sustainability. The [...]...

Nestlé Pledges Ambitious Salt Reduction to Meet WHO Goal

Nestlé Pledges Ambitious Salt Reduction to Meet WHO Goal
November 06
09:19 2013

Nestlé has pledged to accelerate the reduction of salt across all its food brands worldwide to support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025. The decision will further reduce salt levels across Nestlé’s hundreds of savoury products including soups, noodles, recipe mixes, frozen and chilled meals and pizzas, in popular brands including Maggi, Stouffer’s, DiGiorno and Buitoni.

In addition, all culinary innovations launched will be specially formulated with an even lower level of sodium, the company says.

“We have made great strides in reducing the salt content of our food products in recent years and we want to build on that progress,” says Henri-Pierre Lenoble, Nutrition, Health and Wellness manager within Nestlé Food. “Our goal is to offer consumers products that enable them to make practical, healthy nutritional choices, every day.”

Nestlé was the first company in the food industry to introduce comprehensive policies for the systematic reduction of specific nutrients considered to be detrimental to health when consumed in excess. Since 2005, the company has worked to progressively and continuously reduce the salt in its foods and make them healthier for consumers.

By 2012, Nestlé recipes contained 14,043 less tons of salt than in 2005. The company is committed to reducing the amount of salt in its high sodium products – such as ready meals, soups, noodles, recipe mixes and pizzas – by at least 10% in the next three years.

In the US, for example, salt levels in US brand Stouffer’s Mac&Cheese meal have been reduced by almost 15% since 2005. In the UK, a 20-40% reduction was achieved in the Maggi SoJuicy seasoning range in 2012. In Brazil, salt levels in Maggi noodles have been cut by a quarter and, in France, salt levels in Buitoni frozen pizzas have been cut by almost 20% since 2005.

Nestlé’s gradual approach to reducing salt levels helps consumers gradually adapt their taste for salt, making them more likely to continue to make healthier choices in the future.

Nestlé chefs are constantly looking for different ways of enhancing food with only moderate amounts of salt, for example using spice and herbs to heighten flavours.

Nestlé is also at the cutting edge of nutritional research into salt alternatives, collaborating with US life sciences company Chromocell Corporation to identify compounds with similar or equally pleasing tastes that could potentially be used instead of salt in a range of foods.

With brands such as Maggi worldwide, Nestlé also provides consumers with healthy cooking education programmes, helping them to create tasty and balanced meals every day with more vegetables, less salt and less fat.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements