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Nestlé UK & Ireland cuts 2.6 billion teaspoons of sugar and more than 60 billion calories in just three years

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

7.4% sugar reduction already achieved across Nestlé’s confectionery portfolio towards 10% pledge.

 

Woman in Nestlé UK & Ireland's research and development lab.

A few months ago, Nestle UK & Ireland issued a report 'Contributing to a healthier future, 2018' which illustrates the company’s work on improving its product portfolio over the last three years. Key headlines are the removal of 2.6bn teaspoons of sugar and over 60bn calories since 2015 thanks to an ongoing, intensive programme of innovation and reformulation.  

Last March, Nestlé announced that it had pledged to cut sugar across its confectionery portfolio by 10% by the end of 2018 and has already hit a reduction of 7.4%. Elsewhere, Nestlé Breakfast Cereals is also working hard to reduce average sugar by 10% across its portfolio by the end of the year while Nestlé Waters announced that Sanpellegrino sparkling fruit based beverages have seen a 40% reduction in sugar.

The report carries commentary from senior leaders within its business as well as focuses on some of the biggest examples of reformulation to reduce sugar and calories in its famous brands over the last three years including KitKat, Milkybar, Cheerios and the latest changes to Sanpellegrino.

These developments are just the latest in Nestlé’s long history of reformulation and initiatives designed to improve products and contribute to a healthier future.
 

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