Sugar consumption in Turkey may go down

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Istanbul: Sugar consumption may go down in Turkey as the country has decided to lower the use of sugar in foods and beverages due to various reasons.

Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide last week with an aim to lower the sugar content in candies, wafers, chocolate, breakfast cereals, sweet sauces and nonalcoholic drinks by 10 per cent up to 2025.

The amount of sugar should be lowered in packaged products and in restaurants and cafes, states the guidelines.

This would ultimately lower sugar consumption and the sale of sugar in the country is likely to be reduced. This would impact the sugar trading business in the country.

Fatih Kara, head of the Health Ministry General Directorate of Public Health, said in an online meeting that the reduction of sugar would help in reducing obesity.

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