Nestlé Welcomes the Food and Drug Administration’s Final Nutrition Facts Panel Rules

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Nestlé Welcomes the Food and Drug Administration’s Final Nutrition Facts Panel Rules

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Nutrition Health and Wellness

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé in the United States welcomes the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rules on the revision of the Nutrition and Supplemental Facts labels and updating of the serving sizes.

“Nestlé applauds the FDA for taking these bold steps that will help consumers make more informed choices in the grocery aisle,” said Paul Bakus, President of Nestlé Corporate Affairs. “We share the FDA’s continued commitment to public health and will continue our ongoing journey to improve the nutritional quality of our foods and beverages.”

Nestlé supports food labeling that is based on sound science and presented in a simple, useful manner to help best serve consumers. Specifically, Nestlé supports:  

  • The increased prominence of calories. Nestlé has always been in favor of giving calories more prominence, and we support the increased font size for calories in the Nutrition Facts Panel. We will also continue to inform consumers through the Facts Up Front nutrition information currently on 93% of Nestlé USA food and beverage labels.
     
  • The declaration of added sugars (and the inclusion of total sugars). Nestlé supports FDA’s inclusion of added sugars in the Nutrition Facts Panel as a helpful tool that consumers can use to monitor their intake of added sugar. Nestlé is strongly committed to helping consumers meet the health recommendation to consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from added sugars, as illustrated by our recently updated Nestlé Policy on Sugars.
     
  • That serving sizes will be more realistic. Nestlé supports changes in serving sizes to more accurately reflect what and how much people are eating. To help consumers, Nestlé has also committed to provide on-pack portion guidance.   

In line with its commitment to Good Food, Good Life®, Nestlé aims to lead industry efforts to help ensure consumers have access to the foods, beverages and information they need to make educated choices and consequently enjoy good health and wellness.

 

About Nestlé in the United States

Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our diverse portfolio of food and beverage products provide nutritious options for every member of the family, including infants, toddlers, teens and adults, mature adults, and dogs and cats.  Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Together, these companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 51,000 people. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $26 billion in 2015.

Nestlé is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016, and we’re commemorating our legacy by honoring our past and rich history, engaging the present with our customers and consumers and looking forward to the future with our commitment to Creating Shared Value and Nutrition, Health and Wellness. For more information, visit Nestleusa.com/csv or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Food and Drug Administration | Nestle | Nestlé Policy on Sugars | nutrition

CAMPAIGN: Nutrition Health and Wellness

CONTENT: Press Release

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