New Zealand dairy Fonterra has cut the amount of sugar in its children’s yogurt brand Uno by 40%.
The new formulation of Anchor Uno means that it “now contains the lowest levels of sugar per 100g in any kids’ yogurt in New Zealand”, Fonterra claimed.
Uno has removed the sugar from the yogurt base and now only includes added sugar through the fruit preparation, lowering overall sugars by 40%. The product is also still free from artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.
The move is in response to growing consumer concern around sugar, with Anchor recognising that good nutrition is important for growing children as they are developing nutritional habits that can continue throughout their lives.
Anchor cultured brand manager Nicola Carroll said that Anchor is committed to continuously improving its product portfolio to reduce the use of added sugars without compromising the quality, taste or texture of the products.
“We are always working on our product formulations,” she said, “fine-tuning, reviewing and improving our products, prioritising ones that deliver the goodness of dairy nutrition to kids.”
Fonterra GM nutrition Angela Rowan added: “Anchor Uno is a great example of our commitment to nutrition, providing the goodness of dairy with less added sugars, in line with recommendations from public health authorities such as the World Health Organisation.”
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