Sugar in Nestle’s baby products: CCPA asks FSSAI to probe

New Delhi: The Central Consumer Rights Protection Authority (CCPA) has requested the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to investigate Nestle’s claims of including sugar in its baby products.

“We have reached out to FSSAI to address the findings concerning Nestle’s baby products,” stated Consumer Affairs Secretary and CCPA chief Nidhi Khare. Additionally, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken note of the report and issued a notice to the FSSAI.

Based on research conducted by NGO Public Eye and the International Baby Food Action Network, Nestle reportedly sold baby products containing higher sugar content in less developed South Asian countries, including India, Africa, and Latin American countries, compared to markets in Europe.

In response, Nestle India asserted its adherence to regulations and emphasized its commitment to compliance.