Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, a global player in the food production industry, is committed to enhancing the health of consumers through the development of lower-sodium food products. Recognizing the health risks associated with excessive salt consumption, CP Foods has made significant strides in creating high-quality, safe, and socially responsible food, adhering to international standards.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surasak Kantchuvessiri, President of the Thai Low Salt Network, said the campaign has been making an effort to encourage lower salt and sodium consumption since 2012. Their initiatives have led to a notable 15% reduction in salt intake among Thai people in the last decade, reflecting an increased consumer preference for lower-sodium products and influencing the food industry to reformulate their recipes accordingly.
Dr. Krisada Hanbunjerd from the Ministry of Public Health has stressed the importance of decreasing salt and sodium intake, with a goal to reduce it by 30% in the next two years. CP Foods has been instrumental in this effort by offering healthier, low-sodium options in cooked and prepared foods, playing a crucial role in preventing salt-related diseases.
Anarkawee Chooratn, Head of Corporate Marketing at CP Foods, stated that the company is dedicated to researching and developing nutritionally enhanced food products that cater to consumer needs, including those with reduced sodium content. These products are designed to be safe, nutritious, delicious, and appealing, reflecting CP Foods' commitment to improving consumer health.
CP Foods is actively addressing the increase in chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to high salt intake. The company utilizes innovative technologies to produce menus with reduced sodium while preserving taste and nutritional value, aligning with the World Health Organization's (WHO) guidelines and government policies for reduced salt intake among Thai consumers.
In celebration of the "10th Anniversary of Thai Low Salt Network," CP Foods is set to participate in educating consumers about healthy eating habits and the importance of reducing salt intake. CP Foods will display its assortment of delicious, lower-sodium food products, underscoring its ongoing dedication to consumer health and responsible food production aligned with the theme "Less salty, more delicious".