Reports says Nestle adds sugar in Cerelac in India!

Shivani Arora

A shocking news that says Nestle adds sugar in Cerelac in India but not in Europe and UK. Findings showed that in India, all 15 Cerelac baby products contain an average of nearly 3 grams of sugar per serving.

Nestle is world’s largest consumer goods and manufacturer of baby formula. According to a report by The Guardian, campaigners from Public Eye, a Swiss investigative organisation, sent samples of the Swiss multinational’s baby-food products sold in Asia, Africa and Latin America to a Belgian laboratory for testing.

The team found added sugar in the form of sucrose or honey in samples of Nido which is a follow-up milk formula brand intended for use for infants aged one and above. The sugar content was also found in Cerelac, a cereal aimed at children aged between six months and two years.

With this news, the shares of Nestle slips to 5%. Nestle adds almost 3 grams of sugar in every serving of Cerelac sold in India, violating @WHO standards for baby food products, shows new research. Violations were found only in Asian, African and Latin American countries as per the Down To Earth reports.

About Nestle

Nestlé is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It has been the largest publicly held food company in the world, measured by revenue and other metrics, since 2014.excessive citations It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017.In 2023, the company was ranked 50th in the Forbes Global 2000.

Nestlé’s products include baby food (some including human milk oligosaccharides), medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé’s brands have annual sales of over 1 billion including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer’s, Vittel, and Maggi.

Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people.It is one of the main shareholders of L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company.

When contacted by TOI, a Nestle India spokesperson said that “Over the past 5 years, Nestle India has reduced added sugars by up to 30% in our infant cereals portfolio”. The spokesperson further added that “We regularly review our portfolio and continue to innovate and reformulate our products to further reduce the levels of added sugars without compromising on quality, safety and taste”.

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I am Shivani Arora, a media student who is working as a freelancer Content Writer, news writer and social media handler with different agencies. I am a post graduate student who is self motivated and a hardworking person. My main aim is to excel in my career by learning and exploring new things.
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