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There is no sugar in infant formulas in Ghana – Nestle –

Nestle Ghana Limited says it does not add sugars (sucrose and glucose) to infant formulas for children in the country.

“Like everywhere in the world, in Ghana, we do not add sugars (sucrose and glucose) to infant formulas for children aged 0–12 months.

“In Ghana, all our growing-up milks have no added sugars except NIDO1+, to which we add honey, in compliance with strict international and local regulations,” the company said in a press release.

It is in response to criticisms that the company was adding sugar to its baby food in some countries, according to an analysis by an organisation, that campaigns for the observance of human rights by Swiss-based companies.

The release said Baby Food and Infant Formula were highly regulated categories and that Nestle applied the same nutrition, health, and wellness principles everywhere in the world, aligned with both international and local guidelines and regulations.

“This includes compliance with labelling requirements and thresholds on carbohydrate content that encompasses sugars.”

It said that regarding cereals, there may be slight variations in recipes around the world.

“In Europe, Nestlé’s range of cereals comes with and without added sugars.

“Our milks and cereals for young children are fortified with vitamins and minerals such as iron to help tackle malnutrition in Central and West Africa,” it said.


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