Some quotes from the article …
"The proposal being considered by the Food and Drug Administration would add a new line to labels on packaged products noting how many teaspoons of sugar had been added."
""The lack of science to justify 'added sugar' labeling sets an alarming precedent," the president of the Sugar Assn., Andrew Briscoe, wrote the administration.
Opponents warn of a slippery slope that starts with sugar but doesn't end there. Any number of ingredients could be targeted next as a de facto warning to consumers, they say."
""Consumers already have the information they need to make healthy dietary choices," the Dairy Institute of California wrote in lengthy objections to the administration's plan. Among the trade association's many warnings to the FDA is that coveted trade secrets of the flavored-milk industry would be disclosed if dairies were forced to reveal how many teaspoons of sugar were added to each carton."
I am in the camp of total labeling of ALL ingredients in processed/packaged food .. period. People need to know what they're buying.
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