Consumer advocate denounces the beverage industry


Jaime Delgado Zegarra says that the company maintains a double standard of information that induces a greater and harmful consumption of sugar in Latin America

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Latin Americans consume twice the recommended daily amount of sugar. The suggested amount should be less than 50 grams per day. However, in Latin America, more than 99 grams of sugar are consumed, which represents more than 37% of the total carbohydrates in your diet.

Jaime-Delgado-Zegarra-768x486The President of the Peruvian Association of Consumers and Users, Jaime Delgado Zegarra, has publicly denounced the Coca-Cola company, saying that "it maintains a double standard of information that induces a greater and damaging consumption of sugar in Latin America."

Delgado assures that Coca-Cola does respect the WHO guidelines in the United States and reports correctly while it does not do so in Latin America where it is based on the fact that Latinos would have a recommended value of 90 grams. "Are we Latinos more resistant to sugar?" Asks Delgado.