Pepsico LATAM ‘On Track’ with 2025 Goal to Reduce Saturated Fat, Sodium and Added Sugar

Thursday, November 15, 2018

PepsiCo Latin America is on track to achieve its 2025 global nutrition goals to reduce sodium, saturated fat and added sugars, Ricardo Pimenta, VP of Nutrition in LATAM said in a news report on November 02.  

As of 2017, the snack and beverage giant has reduced sodium levels across its Latin American portfolio by 55%; saturated fats by 32%; and 58% of its beverage portfolio now contains less than 100 calories from added sugar.  PepsiCo’s global goal is for three-quarters of products to contain less than 1.1g saturated fat per 100kcal and less than 1.3 mg sodium per kcal, and added sugar to make up no more than 100 calories in two-thirds of its beverage portfolio by 2025. 

Speaking to FoodNavigator-LATAM, Pimenta said reformulation efforts in the region put the company in good stead to achieve global commitments.  Reformulating products and pushing forward with PepsiCo’s everyday nutrition brands, including Quaker, Toddynho, Kero Coco and Tropicana, among others, he said, aligned with consumer demands in Latin America.

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