November 26, 2018

Food industry publication Food Dive quoted Sugar Association CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, as part of its analysis of the American Medical Association’s push to add front-of-package warning labels about sugar. The article points out that added sugars are already getting their own callout on Nutrition Facts label changes going into effect in 2020 and 2021, but the AMA thinks more is needed.

The medical association argues that more information is better, while the Sugar Association counters these numbers are meaningless because there is no amount of sugar that causes adverse health impacts. When it comes to the consumers, many say they want more ingredient information on food and beverage labels, even though they sometimes ignore it.

Read the full article at: https://www.fooddive.com/news/should-the-fda-require-front-of-package-warnings-about-sugar/542651/

 

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