Nestle USA Food giant to remove artificial flavours and cut salt amidst health concerns

Nestle USA said it would remove artificial flavors and reduce salt by 10% in its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of this year.

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The United States arm of Swiss food giant, Nestle is set to cut artificial flavours and salt from some of its products amidst growing health concerns that artificial colors and flavors could cause health problems.

Nestle USA said it would remove artificial flavors and reduce salt by 10% in its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of this year.

According to Reuters, the move will include more than 250 products sold under the Digiorno, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack's, Hot Pocket and Lean Pockets brands.

The company also said it would also provide tips on healthy eating on the packaging on these products.

In February, it had said it would remove artificial flavors and certified colors from its chocolate products, such as Butterfinger and Baby Ruth bars, by the end of the year.

In April, Coke had also announced that it would remove sweeteners from its Diet Coke amidst growing health concerns about artificial sweetners.

 

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