Food product reformulation by reducing fat, sugar, or salt can help to address concerns related to obesity, hypertension, and other chronic diseases linked to excessive consumption of these components. It can also help to meet regulatory requirements related to health and nutrition claims on food labels. According to Sugar Asia Magazine, countries in Southeast Asia are imposing taxes on sugary products to tackle rising obesity and diabetes rates.2 The campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar is likely to impact companies and those in the sugar industry.
However, it is important to note that any changes to the ingredients or production process should be carefully evaluated to ensure that the product still meets regulatory standards and without compromising on taste and quality.
¹Innova Health & Nutrition Survey, 2021
2 Sugar Reduction Trend Strong in Southeast Asia, Sugar Asia Magazine, April 2019