The Minister of Health, Consumer Affiars and Social Welfare presents Central Lechera Asturiana with the 2017 NAOS award for Business Initiative.

For its commitment to healthy and natural food

The Minister of Health, Consumer Affiars and Social Welfare, María Luisa Carcedo, and the General Secretary of Health, Faustino Blanco, presented the award for the best business initiative this morning to Marta Hernandez, Director of Quality and Nutrition of Central Lechera Asturiana, at the 11th NAOS Strategy Awards 2017, the third time that the dairy company has won this Award.

The commitment to healthy and natural food and the actions undertaken by the company have been key factors in the Ministry, through AECOSAN, having made this award to Central Lechera Asturiana.

“Central Lechera Asturiana only ever uses natural ingredients in its dairy products, without adding any artificial ingredients or additives: nothing that could alter their original quality and flavour”, says Marta Hernández Cabria, Director of Quality and Nutrition at Central Lechera Asturiana.

Marta Hernández also highlights that the company follows Spanish and international recommendations for consuming sugar and saturated fats, focusing on “reducing sugar and fat content in its range of yogurts and smoothies”. It is also committed to packaging with clear labels, and with the list of ingredients on the front “so that they are more visible and the information is clearly displayed to the consumer”.

The NAOS Strategy Awards (Strategy for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prevention of Obesity) are the most important related to nutrition, convened annually by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs through the Official State Gazette. They were established in 2007 with the convening of the first edition in which seven categories of awards were established for different areas: Family and Community, School, Health, Labour, and also for the Entrepreneurship, Applied and Special Research Recognition.

This award highlights Central Lechera Asturiana’s innovative work and its commitment to society for supporting and defending the consumption of healthy and natural products. Central Lechera Asturiana supports the sector and its environment with the firm commitment to offering the best milk for producing dairy products of the highest quality so that people have a better diet and better quality of life.