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Nestlé To Speed Up Salt Reduction In Hundreds Of Products

Published on Nov 6 2013 10:48 AM in A-Brands

Nestlé To Speed Up Salt Reduction In Hundreds Of Products

Nestle, the world’s biggest food and drink company, has said it will accelerate reducing salt in all of its brands worldwide to support a new World Health Organization salt intake target.

The United Nations agency has recommended that individuals consume no more than 5 grams of salt per day.

Nestle said that salt in hundreds of products, including soups, noodles, frozen meals and pizzas, would be reduced by 10% over the next three years.

The Vevey, Switzerland-based company began reducing salt in some of its products in 2005. Nestle says it is already using 15% less salt in Stouffer’s Mac & Cheese in the United States, 25% less salt in Maggi noodles in Brazil and 20% less salt in Buitoni frozen pizzas in France.

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"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,” Henri-Pierre Lenoble, manager of nutrition, health and wellness at Nestlé Food, said in a statement.

© 2013 - European Supermarket Magazine by Enda Dowling?

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