A nutritionally balanced diet, along with regular physical activity, is essential for maintaining good health. All foods and beverages can fit into a healthy, balanced diet when consumed in appropriate portions and with appropriate frequency. The
We have made great strides in expanding the level of nutritional information on our packaging, offering consumers factual and meaningful information about our beverage products to assist them in their beverage selections. Our policy is to place nutritional information on all of our labels, where feasible. Where this is not possible, for example on recyclable glass bottles, we provide nutritional information via other means such as Company websites.
We follow nutrition labeling requirements in the countries where our products are sold, and in many places, we exceed these requirements. The type and amount of information is a reflection of local regulations and consumer interest. At a minimum, our labels provide the beverage product's amount of 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 participate in nationally tailored nutrition labeling programs in many regions and countries, including Australia, the European Union, Latin America and the United States.
Nutrition Facts & Information on Packaging
We provide ingredient information and nutrition labeling to meet local regulations. In line with changing expectations and consumer and customer needs, we are voluntarily expanding our packaging activities as indicated in the following examples:
- Australia -- In 2007, we began providing per-serving caloric information on the front of product labels in Australia as part of a collaborative, industry-wide initiative and based on consultation with stakeholders and consumer groups. We now have kilojoule information on the front of product labels in Australia.
- United States -- In 2007,
Coca-Colajoined the industry in providing caffeine content in addition to the other detailed nutritional information already on packaging in the United States. In 2008, Coca-Colaannounced plans to place calories-per-serving and servings-per-container information on the front of all packages for its entire U.S. beverage portfolio. In 2009, Coca-Colabegan rolling-out new packaging with front-of-pack calorie information.
- Europe -- In Europe, we are committed to on-package Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling designed to give consumers meaningful, consistent and transparent nutritional information. In addition, we have committed to putting the number of calories per serving on the front of all packaging, along with the percentage the calories represent of total recommended daily calorie consumption. On the back of packaging, we provide nutritional information for calories, sugars, total fat, sodium and fibre per serving size and per 100 mL. We have GDA nutrition labeling on all our packages in Europe.
- In 2009, The
Coca-ColaCompany announced its worldwide commitment to place energy information on the front of nearly all products and packages by 2011. We are now rolling out front-of-pack energy labeling in Mexico and the United States.
- Visit the Ingredients Glossary to learn about some of the popular ingredients used in today’s beverages.
- Read The
Coca-ColaCompany Policy on Nutrition Labeling.