Lay’s chips soon to have new oil blend 

Replacing palm oil with sunflower oil

PepsiCo Decides To Cut Palm Oil In Lay's Chips

PepsiCo, the brand manufacturing Lay’s, has initiated trials to substitute palm oil with a blend of sunflower oil and palmolein oil in some of its products. The development surfaced after a social media post by influencer Revant Himatsingka about the decision to reduce the use of palm oil in chips.

“After Lay’s stops palm oil, it will also put pressure on all other brands like Bingo, and Haldiram to potentially replace palm oil,” he wrote on X.

The company, however, told NDTV that the trials started last year. “PepsiCo India initiated trials of a blend of sunflower oil and palmolein oil in certain parts of our portfolio last year, becoming one of the few players in the food industry in India to do so,” PepsiCo India Spokesperson said in a statement.

PepsiCo is dedicated to producing high-quality, great-tasting products in every market where we operate. There are often different recipes for foods or drinks in different countries, which is attributed to several factors such as local preferences, manufacturing capabilities, ingredient availability, and market dynamics. Ingredients are listed on every product we sell in India, allowing consumers to make conscious decisions about their purchases,” it added.

Himatsingka also pointed to another video of him that highlighted that PepsiCo uses palm oil in Indian products but not in Lay’s USA.


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