Proposed label would show consumers added sugars
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.