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a blackcurrant imageFebruary 7 2018

People with diabetes who may rely on Ribena as a source of sugar to help control blood sugar levels need to be aware the product has been reformulated.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has advised pharmacists that they should bring this to the attention of people with diabetes, following the manufacturer removing 56% of the sugar from Ribena Blackcurrant drinks – both the Ready to Drink and squash products.

It has advised that reformulated products are being introduced into the market from this month, so there will be a cross over period with the old formulation products still available for sale. People with diabetes who have used Ribena for to help manage blood sugar levels should be advised to check the label of the product they are using.

“Pharmacists and their patients will need to check the nutritional information label located on the back of the pack. Ribena Blackcurrant Ready To Drink will also change from 10g sugars per 100ml to 4.6g sugars per 100ml,” said the Society.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory, the manufacture indicated that the reduction in sugar content is part of an industry-leading health and wellbeing plan, including reducing sugar content by 50% across its core drinks.

Links:
RPS statement
Lucozade Ribena Suntory information  

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