Pro­posed la­bel would show con­sumers added sug­ars

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

WASHINGTON - Won­der­ing if you are eat­ing too much added sugar? The nutri­tion la­bel on your food may one day help you fig­ure it out. The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion on Fri­day pro­posed that nutri­tion facts la­bels in­clude the per­cent­age of your rec­om­mended daily in­take of added sug­ars in a food item - the “per cent daily value.” Adding a new line for added sug­ars, or those that don't oc­cur nat­u­rally, is part of an over­haul of the nutri­tion facts la­bel pro­posed last year by the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion. While the la­bels in­clude per cent daily val­ues for other nu­tri­ents, the pro­posal didn't in­clude one for added sug­ars. Since then, a gov­ern­ment ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee rec­om­mended that peo­ple get no more than 10 per cent of calo­ries daily from added sug­ars, mean­ing that added sug­ars should be no more than 200 calo­ries, or about 50 grams, in a rec­om­mended daily diet of 2,000 calo­ries.

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