The world’s largest food company, Nestlé, has admitted that more than 60 percent of its food and beverages do not fit into the definition of health “and that” some of our products are not “healthy” no matter how much we recycle “.
A report released by senior executives this year, seen by the Financial Times, states that only 37% of Nestlé’s food and beverages and money, excluding items such as pet food and special medical food, are more than 3.5 under the star system in Australia.
The method receives nutrition from five stars and is used in research by international organizations such as the Access to Nutrition Foundation. Nestlé, maker of KitKats, Maggi Nutrition and Nescafé, describes the 3.5-star rating as “a known health meaning”.
In both the food and beverage sector, about 70% of Nestlé’s food did not meet this, the report said, along with 96% of beverages – with the exception of real coffee – and 99% of Nestlé’s retail and ice cream outlets.
Water and dairy products have improved, while 82% water and 60% milk have been achieved.
“We’ve changed our things a lot. . . [but] our history is still inconsistent with external definitions of health care in areas where legal pressure and consumer demand is on the rise, ”it said.
Most do not include infant formula, animal feed, coffee and the field of health sciences, which make up the diet of people with the disease. This means that the data accounts for about half of Nestlé’s SFr92.6bn (£ 72.7bn).
These findings come as food producers tackle the global challenge of obesity and promoting healthy eating. Officials at Nestlé are considering new food-related offerings and want to unveil plans this year.
The group is also changing its internal food sector, known as the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation, founded by former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, known as Nestlé as a “food, health and health company”.
One way is to break or change the rules on seemingly trivial matters, such as confectionery, depending on one’s culture.
Mark Schneider, chief executive officer, said he agreed Consumers want nutritious food but refuse to claim that “manufactured” foods combined with Nestlé and many other countries are unhealthy.
However, the show shows what the company sells such as DiGiorno meatballs pizza, which includes about 40% of the daily supply of sodium, and Hot Pocket pepperoni pizza which is 48%.
Another retailer, San Pellegrino’s orange drink, labeled “E” – the worst-known compound found in a different component, Nutri-Score – with a concentration of more than 7.1g of sugar per 100ml, states, asking: “Does medical treatment contain E? [rating]? ”
Separately, strawberry-based Neslik, which is sold in the US, contains 14g sugar in 14g active with a small amount of dye and fragrance, although it was designed to be mixed with milk. They are said to be “the best at day-to-day meals”.
Nestlé said “it is working with the company to rehabilitate basic food and health systems. We look at all of our activities at various stages of people’s lives to ensure that our products meet their needs and contribute to proper nutrition.
“Our efforts are based on solid work for many years… For example, we have reduced sugar and sodium in our sales over the past two decades, by about 14-15% in just the last seven years.”
Marion Nestle (unrelated), professor of nutrition at Cornell University, said Nestlé and his rivals would struggle to make their mark.
“The job of the food industry is to make money for the warehouses, making them as fast and efficient as possible. “They sell things that reach a lot of people and are bought by as many people as possible, what people want to buy, is unhealthy food,” he said.
“Nestlé is a very intelligent company, especially in its meetings with its scientists[departments]. . . but he has a real problem. . . Scientists have been working for years to figure out how to reduce salt and sugar without changing the diet and predicting, it is hard to do. ”
Some of the features that appear to be healthy, such as plant-based meat, are very strong components for food processors. Nestlé has sold its shares of unhealthy ingredients, such as 60% of Herta charcuterie hand in 2019.
Nestlé was named the most important food and beverage producer in the world in the 2018 index in an effort to promote good food produced by the Access to Nutrition Foundation, although the foundation warned that “all companies need to do more”.
Nestlé said: “In recent years, we have created thousands of flavors for children and families that meet the needs of foreign diets. We have also distributed billions of medicines through our low-cost and healthcare products.”
It added: “We believe that eating nutritious food means finding time for health and happiness. This includes having more nutritious meals, which eat less.
“Our journey has not changed and it is very clear: we will continue to make our history better and healthier.”