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    Temporary changes in our ingredients

    Important note to our valued consumers: Due to the current shortage of sunflower oil, we have made some temporary recipe changes. Read our article to find out more.

    Important note to our consumers

    Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine is affecting our supply of sunflower oil.

    Prior to the current war, Ukraine was the world’s largest exporter of sunflower oil, and together Ukraine & Russia accounted for around 70% of the world’s supply of sunflower oil*.

    With the current shortage of sunflower oil, our top priority is to maintain the safety, taste and nutritional quality of our products. This means we are temporarily changing the recipes of the products made with sunflower oil so we can continue to provide you with the cereals you love.

     

    What is changing and why?

    At Nestlé Breakfast Cereals, sunflower oil is one of the ingredients we use to deliver the taste and texture of our products that you know and love.

    To ensure you can continue to enjoy all of our breakfast cereals we have found an alternative to sunflower oil, and will temporarily switch from sunflower oil to in the affected products. This switch will not have any impact on the food safety or taste of the affected products.

    The products impacted

    Please find here the full list of the products that will temporarily change to sustainably sourced palm oil:

    We are committed to providing transparent information on the recipes of our products to you. For further information on the temporary changes on each specific recipe, please visit our product pages.

    Sustainably sourced palm oil

    During the temporary change to palm oil, we will ensure that our palm oil is responsibly sourced, by using 100% RSPO Segregated certified palm oil in our products**.

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil. The principal objective of RSPO is to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders.

    At Nestlé, we are committed to use 100% certified sustainable palm oil by 2023, and have put several initiatives in place to ensure we are sourcing palm oil in the most sustainable way. To read more, please go to the Nestlé website.

     

    Why do you have oil in your cereals?

    Where sunflower oil is used in our recipes, its primary use is to help in the manufacturing process: it acts as a lubricant when we are shaping the product and, helps avoiding stickiness. In some products sunflower oil plays a role in the way the products feels and tastes.

    Why palm oil and not another oil?

    We thoroughly reviewed all possible alternatives and palm oil proved to be the best alternative for the following reasons:

    Will consumers notice a difference when you move to palm oil?

    No, they shouldn’t. All of our cereals have a clear and consistent ingredient specification and manufacturing process – the switch to sustainably sourced palm oil should not change the taste, allergens, vegetarian or vegan status of the affected products.

    When will you change back to sunflower oil?

    The change to sustainably sourced palm oil is only a temporary change, however this situation is incredibly fluid, and it is very difficult to predict what will happen next. At Nestlé Breakfast Cereals we are working hard to continue to offer our full range of products and meet consumer expectations. We will transition back to sunflower oil, and will provide further updates here, please check back often.

    Will the change in oil affect the nutrition content of the products affected?

    The switch to palm oil will slightly change the nutritional content of our products and in a few cases, it will result in a small increase in saturated fat content. Our website and packs will be updated accordingly with the new nutritional values within the nutrition information table and on the front of pack nutrition traffic lights.