Minister of Health and Wellness, Christopher Tufton, at a press conference Thursday, September 12, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew to announce LASCO Manufacturing Limited’s 50 percent reduction of sugar in a number of its iCool products.
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton is appealing to manufacturers to see the need for consumer information and protection.
Addressing a press conference Thursday, September 12, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, to announce LASCO Manufacturing Limited’s reduction of 50 per cent of sugar in a number of its iCool products, Dr. Tufton said “consumer protection should not be seen as a bad thing for the industry”.
“It is just another approach to ensure that there is sustainability in terms of the normal course of how a society operates,” the Health and Wellness Minister added.
Dr. Tufton argued that “sustainability is not going to happen if there are not consumers around who are productive, who are healthy, and can afford the goods and services that a company has to offer.”
For that reason, he lauded Lasco Manufacturing for conforming to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ guidelines for sugar levels in products and the portion-size that can be sold in schools.
Chairman of the Lasco Affiliated Companies, Lascelles Chin, said the new reduced-sugar iCool products which are packaged in an environmentally friendly PET (plastic) bottle, are available in four flavours; fruit punch, melon berry, grape and guava pine, in 330ml sizes.