The cornerstone for good nutrition and dietary habits is balance, variety and moderation. That is why we subscribe to the nutrition principle that all foods and beverages can have a place in a sensible, balanced diet combined with regular physical activity. It is therefore incumbent upon food and beverage companies to provide fact-based nutrition information about their products to facilitate consumer choice. Such information, in conjunction with effective consumer education, is essential in helping consumers meet their individual nutritional needs, including their appropriate energy requirements.
The goal of our Company is to become a recognized leader in helping people around the world achieve active, healthy lifestyles. For this reason, we are committed to providing and working collaboratively with key stakeholders on programs focused on diet, nutrition and physical activity. Such efforts are yet another example of our dedication to the health and well-being of consumers.
- Nutrition information, whether on or off pack, will emphasize the importance of the overall diet, recognizing that all foods and beverages can be part of a sensible, balanced diet combined with regular physical activity.
- All products will provide nutrition information on the product label, with the exception of certain glass bottles, fountain beverages and waters (unsweetened, unflavored), for which nutrition information will be provided by alternate means, e.g., via corporate websites.
- Information will include, at minimum, energy (kilocalories, calories, kilojoules), protein, carbohydrate, fat, total sugars, and sodium, as well as any nutrient for which a nutrition or health claim is made.
- We support energy transparency and will provide energy information (per serving or per package, as appropriate) front-of-pack, on nearly all of our packages.
- Nutrition information for our products will be based on a 250 ml serving, unless applicable regulations or agreed industry practices specify otherwise. Packages that could be consumed on a single occasion will be labeled based on the full package. At minimum, this will include any package with less than two servings.
- Where permitted by applicable regulations, we will provide percent (%) Daily Guidance Indicator (DGI) information on our labels that places the quantities of energy and select nutrients, per serving, within the context of population-based dietary guidance. This will include, at minimum, % DGI information for energy, total fat, total sugars and sodium.
- In the absence of a national guideline for daily caloric intake, DGIs will be based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
- DGI information will be provided on the label using nationally-appropriate terminology, e.g., Daily Values (DVs) in the US and Canada, Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) in Europe, Daily Intakes (DIs) in Australia.
- To provide consumers with a consistent approach to nutrition information in the marketplace, we will provide leadership in the implementation of fact-based FOP labeling as part of national/regional initiatives that are carried out in coordination with both public and private stakeholders.
- Nutrition labeling and information provided for our products will be supported by appropriate campaigns to build consumer awareness, understanding and use that facilitates informed dietary choices. We will engage with other stakeholders to ensure such programs are integrated and harmonized.