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Consumption of food and beverages which are nutritious and safe is an important factor for strengthening the body and ensuring the good health of the consumer. ThaiBev is accordingly dedicated to innovative product development and production processes which meet international safety standards. Selection of safe materials for the consumer is one part of responding to the problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) triggered by risk behaviors, such as diabetes and obesity.

In its health and nutrition policy, ThaiBev emphasizes three main aspects: the development of products that benefit the health of the consumer with an emphasis on reducing the use of sugar and the number of calories, the promotion of social awareness about healthful ThaiBev products, and the promotion of health literacy, to encourage health-conscious lifestyles and consumer behavior.

Sourcing Safe Materials for the Consumer
ThaiBev is attentive to the selection of consumer-safe materials for use in production. The Company examines each material’s source, quality, and safety, in strict concordance with international standards. This includes screening processes where business partners are stipulated to disclose the information regarding the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in materials.

Such information is displayed on the labeling of products in every country, following the Company’s policy and the regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives regarding the use and harvesting of materials with GMOs.

Furthermore, ThaiBev also encourages the use of organic agricultural products from agricultural sources certified by consumer health and safety organizations.
Standardized Production Processes
ThaiBev controls quality and safety throughout the production process, from the selection of ingredients, to production, storage and distribution. In order to maintain quality and safety standards, products conform with these international regulations:

ThaiBev’s beverage products
All ThaiBev beverages pass the ISO 22000

Non-alcoholic beverages
And food products

All non-alcoholic beverages are certified under the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards.

In 2017, ThaiBev’s food products are certified under these standards as well.

Certified by National Sanitation Foundation of the United States
The production processes of Chang Drinking Water, Chang Mineral Water, and Crystal Drinking Water are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) of the United States and pass the quality control standards of the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA).

UHT production process of Oishi
The UHT production processes of Oishi beverages are certified under the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000).
Healthy Products
ThaiBev continuously does research and studies to increase the percentage of healthy products it puts in the market. The Company works to promote healthy and nutritious alternatives without compromising flavor for the consumer.

ThaiBev is 70% of the way to its 2020 goal ( 67%) of increased healthy product options. This is made possible by ThaiBev’s dedication to development of healthier products, answering the demands of consumers who are attentive to health and nutrition.
In 2017, ThaiBev has continued to develop new foods and beverages which conform to health and nutrition policies, as follows:

100 Plus Mixed Berry
A new flavor of 100 Plus - the caffeine-free carbonated isotonic beverage has been introduced to the consumer. Made with steviol glycocides, a natural sugar made from stevia, 100 Plus contains less than 50 percent of the calories and sugar in typical carbonated beverages.

Chang Mineral Water
ThaiBev is expanding into the mineral water market. Chang Mineral Water is crafted from pure mineral water extracted from a groundwater aquifer in Ayutthaya province that contains various accumulated minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and fluoride. The mineral water is put through a triple filtration process to make the water clean and pure, while still containing all the minerals necessary for the body. Further, the water has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) of the United States.

Oishi Sandwich Plus
A new ready-to-eat product for the health-conscious consumer who demands high-quality and low-calorie food. ThaiBev has developed a recipe for multi-grain bread which contains nutrition from four carefully selected grains: wheat, malted barley, riceberry and soybean. This is combined with other quality ingredients, such as low-fat and high-protein chicken breast.

Oishi Riceberry Gyoza
Oishi Riceberry Gyoza comes from carefully selected high-quality ingredients. The riceberry flour is sourced from Thai organic rice fields under the supervision of the Friends in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation of the Thai Red Cross. Oishi Riceberry Gyoza is made from a kind of rice flour with high nutritional value and nutrients for the body, such as vitamin B1, vitamin E, iron, omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. Through innovative application, the rice flour is processed into sheets of gyoza wrappers. One package of Oishi Riceberry Gyoza has only 190 kilocalories.

ThaiBev informs the consumer about health-promoting products as well as nutritional infornation, such as sugar and sodium content in products. At the same time, the Company provides the consumer with nutrition information in concordance with the pertinent laws and regulations.

2017 Sustainability