The Swiss multinational food and beverage company Nestlé has recognized that more than 60% of its main products are unhealthy. And some of them never will be.
In a presentation among the directors of the company that the British newspaper had access to financial timesIt was just revealed 37% of Nestlé foods and drinks, excluding products such as pet food and specialty medical nutrition, have a rating above 3.5, according to the Australian Health Star System.
This system ranks food among five stars and is used in research by international groups. Nestlé describes the 3.5 star threshold as “a recognized definition of health”.
Within its global food and beverage portfolio, About 70% of Nestlé food products do not meet this limit, according to a presentation obtained by the Financial Times, along with 96% of drinks – except for pure coffee – and 99% of the portfolio of sweet and ice cream products.
Water and dairy performed better: 82% of water and 60% of dairy products have reached the threshold.
“We’ve made major improvements to our products, but Our portfolio remains below external definitions of health In a panoramic landscape of mounting regulatory pressure and consumer demands.”
The data does not include infant formula, pet food, coffee and the Department of Health Sciences, which makes food for people with certain medical conditions. This means that they represent about half of Nestlé’s total annual revenue, which amounts to 92.6 billion Swiss francs ($102 billion).
The results are known at a time when food producers face a Global push to fight obesity and promote healthy eating الأكل. Nestlé executives are studying what new commitments to nutrition are, according to the Financial Times.
The company is also updating its internal nutrition standards, known as Nestle Food Corporation, which was introduced under the mandate of the former CEO, Peter Brabeck Litmath, who named Nestlé a لقب “Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company”.
One option could be to abandon those standards or substitute them for products considered candy, according to a person familiar with the matter who had access to the Financial Times.
CEO of Nestlé, Mark Schneider, admit that consumers are looking for a healthy diet, but He refused that “processed” foods, including those manufactured by his company, were harmful to healthAccording to the British newspaper.
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