New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has said it is reducing the amount of sugar contained in its Anchor Uno children’s yogurt.

The company said the brand, on sale in New Zealand, now contains 40% less sugar than the original Uno formulation. 

Anchor cultured brand manager Nicola Carroll said: “We are always working on our product formulations, fine-tuning, reviewing and improving our products, prioritising ones that deliver the goodness of dairy nutrition to kids.

In order to cut the sugar in Anchor Uno, Fonterra removed the sugar from the yoghurt base and now only includes added sugar through the fruit preparation. Fonterra said it does not add artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.

Anchor Uno has a 52% share in the kids’ yoghurt segment in New Zealand.

“Anchor Uno is a great example of our commitment to nutrition – providing the goodness of dairy with less added sugars, in line with recommendations from public health authorities such as the World Health Organization,” Angela Rowan, general manager for nutrition at Fonterra, added. 

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