No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Food
The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for Americans to track how much added sugars we're getting in the foods and beverages we choose.
So, in addition to a proposed requirement to list amounts of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts panels, the FDA is now proposing that companies declare a daily percent value, too.
What this means is that, instead of just listing the 65 grams of added sugar in that Coke, soda companies would be required to list that it represents 130 percent of the recommended daily intake. In other words, that one bottle contains more added sugar than you should be eating in an entire day.
I still don't see a guideline of % of sugar/day, it just falls under carbohydrates, and there is a lot of difference in fulfilling your daily carbohydrates with whole grains or sugar, they are not equal, are they going to have to give people more recommendation? Like no more than 10 gms of sugar should make up your daily carbohydrates?
Yeah, I don't see a guideline of percent sugar per day either.
And yes, processed sugar is different from whole carbohydrates.
It sure seems like there should be no room for sugar in a recommended diet.
Am I being too doctrinaire?
Not at all, I think sugar has no place in our daily diets, it should be an occasional treat.
I feel that way too. I would be surprised if any nutrition expert felt otherwise.