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LASCO cutting sugar content in flagship products by 50 per cent

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 10:25 AM
Chin ... says he is not about fighting with the Government but is "here to support the move towards a healthier Jamaica".

LASCO, one of Jamaica's largest manufacturers, has announced a 50 per cent cut in the sugar content for its flagship brands. 

Chairman of LASCO, Lascelles Chin, says he is not about fighting with the Government but is "here to support the move towards a healthier Jamaica".

Chin was speaking a press conference a short while ago at the company's Central Village headquarters in St Catherine.

He said among the changes, LASCO Food Drink will now have a low-sugar option with 50 per cent less sugar.

The Government has been pushing for manufacturers to reduce the sugar content in their products to help with the prevention of some non-communicable diseases.

As part of the initiative, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has led the Jamaica Moves campaign aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles among Jamaicans.

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