Health & Nutrition

Part of our brand promise, namely Pure Goodness, is about ensuring our products are good for health. Other than to adhere to all relevant standards on product safety, we have a Nutrition Charter that outlines our commitment to developing products that are healthy for consumers.

Nutrition Charter

The F&N Nutrition Charter outlines our commitment to developing products that are healthy for consumers and it guides us throughout product development. The principles of the Nutrition Charter are:

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Our 2025 Commitment
Nutrition
  • 67% of beverage (excluding Cordial) and dairy (excluding Canned Milk) products (based on formulation) are in compliance with Nutritional Guidelines by 2025

Since 2004, we have been reducing the sugar content of our beverages while further enhancing the nutritional value of our products through the addition of health-enhancing ingredients such as vitamins, mineral and phytochemicals. This has contributed to a 59% reduction in our sugar index in FY2020 from the baseline year. Meanwhile, the number of products that bear the Healthier Choice symbol and logo continues to increase.

In FY2021, we further affirmed our commitment to promoting healthy lives and lifestyles with the introduction of new Nutrition Guidelines based on the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendations that:

  • all products should be free from trans fatty acids
  • >70% of our products should contain less than 5% added sugar

Click here to read the F&N Nutrition Guidelines.

While our R&D team works towards developing a healthier product portfolio, our Scientific and Regulatory Affairs department under Group R&D ensures our formulations, ingredients used and nutrition labels comply with relevant industry regulations.

F&N actively participated as an industry committee during Malaysia Nutrition Month 2022, aligning with the Ministry of Health’s initiative to advocate for and promote Healthier Choice products to the public.

We collaborate closely with reputable third-party institutions, including universities and nutrition institutes, to empower the public with valuable nutrition information. These initiatives aim to enhance public awareness and knowledge about nutrition, enabling them to make informed and healthier purchasing decisions. Some notable collaborations include:

i) In collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, we shared essential insights about the importance of hydration and practical tips for staying adequately hydrated. Link to the article

ii) We partnered with the Sport Nutrition Academy Malaysia to deliver crucial information on the significance of hydration during sports activities. Link to the resource

Moreover, F&N has been committed to nurturing the future talents of the industry by actively engaging with university students. Our involvement has extended to activities such as:

a) Acting as Industry Consultants at the University Malaysia Sabah, where we provided invaluable industry insights on employee hiring criteria and quality.

b) Serving as Judges for Product Development Competitions at the University College Sedaya International Malaysia, leveraging our industry experience and knowledge to assist students in improving their product concepts.

c) Acting as Guest Lecturer at the University College Sedaya International Malaysia, where we shared our expertise on food regulations from an industry perspective, enriching students’ understanding of this crucial aspect.

F&N is dedicated to promoting not only Healthier Choice products but also a healthier and more informed society by actively participating in education and collaboration initiatives.