7 soft drink manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products following Singapore’s war on diabetes

12% maximum cap

Soft drink makers to reduce sugar content by 2020

Very soon your favourite soft drinks or fruit juices could taste a little different.

That’s because seven major soft drinks manufacturer has just pledged to support the government’s initiatives on fighting against diabetes, a metabolic disease often caused by bad diets and obesity.

Here are the seven industry leaders – Coca-Cola, F&N Foods, Malaysia Dairy Industries, Nestle, PepsiCo, Pokka, and Yeo Hiap Seng. These companies will be committed to reducing the sugar content in their drinks to meet the 12% maximum cap by the year 2020.

Ministry of Health (MOH) estimates the move could potentially reduce sugar consumption from sugar sweetened beverages by about 300,000kg per year.

H/T: Channel NewsAsia

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