PepsiCo plans 25% cut in salt content in its products

PepsiCo plans 25% cut in salt content in its products

PepsiCo has announced plans to reduce the levels of salt, sugar and saturated fats in its products, according to reports.

The food company, which owns Quaker Oats and Walker’s Crisps, plans to cut a quarter of the salt in its products that existed in 2006 by 2015. It also wants to cut sugar and saturated fat by a quarter by 2020, the Financial Times reported.

“We believe that a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo,” Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and chief executive officer, said. “These commitments are shared by all of our businesses and reflect our focus on profitable, long-term growth and will guide us as we continue to build a portfolio of enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages for consumers around the world.”

The move follows a pledge last week that PepsiCo would remove full-calorie soft drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2020, as threats of legislation and lobbying by the World Heart Federation have their effect.

Similar steps have been taken recently by other US food companies such as ConAgra Foods Inc, Kraft Foods Inc and Campbell Soup Co. Last week, PepsiCo said it would to stop sales of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools on a global scale by 2012. Should you wish to know more please contact us via email at – >

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