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Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

1 year 10 months 1 day ago July 24, 2015 Jul 24, 2015 Friday, July 24 2015 July 24, 2015 11:42 AM in Health
Source: Associated Press
By: Mary Claire Jalonick

WASHINGTON - Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out.

The government is proposing that food labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars - the "percent daily value."

The Food and Drug Administration proposed an overhaul of the nutrition facts label last year, including a new line for sugars that don't occur naturally.

Labels now include percent daily values for other nutrients, but the proposal didn't have one for added sugars. Since then, a government advisory committee recommended that that people get no more of 10 percent of calories daily from added sugars.

The FDA's proposal would be based on that number.

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