We made a new commitment to reduce sodium in frequently consumed products by 2025 and 2030.
We have pledged to further reduce salt (pdf, 325 Kb) in our products as part of our membership of the International Food & Beverage Alliance.
The commitment sets maximum limits of salt for different categories of products, from noodles to snacks and sauces. Initial reductions are targeted for the end of 2025 and a second set of further reductions by 2030.
We want to help individuals and families meet the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation on salt consumption, which is less than 5g per day for healthy adults.
In the United States, for example, we’ve engaged with the government to support salt targets for all food companies, a move commended by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Between 2005 and 2011, we reduced the salt used in our recipes by 12’500 tons. We then committed to reducing sodium levels by 10% from 2013 to 2016, focusing on our more challenging products.
By the end of 2016, we’d reduced sodium by 10.5% (2,700 tonnes) in our foods and beverages.
We aim to reduce salt in our foods so that people don’t feel the need to add it themselves, or choose saltier alternatives. Nestlé products should always deliver good nutrition and a great taste.