“We believe that a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo,” said Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer. “These commitments are shared by all of our businesses and reflect our focus on profitable, long-term growth and will guide us as we continue to build a portfolio of enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages for consumers around the world.”
PepsiCo also set a goal to display the calorie count and key nutrients on food and beverage packaging by 2012. The company also announced last week that it planned to eliminate the direct sale of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools.
Last week Kraft Foods Inc., Northfield, Ill., said it planned to reduce sodium by an average of 10% across its North American product line over the next two years.