Pepsi Plans To Slash The Amount Of Sugar In Its Drinks – BuzzFeed News


PepsiCo is accelerating its plans to move away from sugary
drinks, pledging on Monday that two-thirds of its drinks
will contain fewer than 100 calories of added sugar by
2025.

PepsiCo is accelerating its plans to move away from sugary drinks, pledging on Monday that two-thirds of its drinks will contain fewer than 100 calories of added sugar by 2025.

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Alongside it’s lineup of sodas like Pepsi, Mountain Dew and
Mirinda, PepsiCo owns brands including Tropicana, Gatorade,
Propel and Naked. The company said its new sugar-cutting pledge
is informed by the latest dietary guidelines
of the World Health Organization, which
recommends roughly 25 grams or 6 teaspoons of sugar per day
for adults.

The company also plans to reduce the amount of saturated fat
and sodium in its food products, like Doritos, Lays and Fritos.

The changes come as Pepsi, along with other food and
beverage companies, come under scrutiny by government
agencies and health advocates for their role in rising
rates of obesity and diabetes.

The changes come as Pepsi, along with other food and beverage companies, come under scrutiny by government agencies and health advocates for their role in rising rates of obesity and diabetes.

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“Kudos to PepsiCo for adopting specific goals for improving the
nutritional quality of its products and for shrinking its
environmental footprint,”
said Michael Jacobson, president of the non-profit Center
for Science in the Public Interest, in a statement. “I hope
other food manufacturers and restaurants follow PepsiCo’s
example.”

The Center for Science in the Public interest filed a lawsuit
against PepsiCo in October,
accusing the company of misleading consumers with its
claims that its Naked juices contain “no added sugar.”

Pepsi’s pledge comes as health advocates and regulators focus
on sugar as public enemy number one in the American diet. In
May, the FDA announced an updated nutrition label for packaged
foods, which
breaks out added sugars from naturally-occurring sugar for
the first time.



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