The FDA recently announced the new Nutrition Facts Label for food packages in May 2016 and there were some changes with respect to how much sugar content is in the food. So as a packaged food manufacturer, it is important to communicate the amount of sugar in a clear manner on the nutritional label.

Updated Information on ‘How Much Sugar’

When sugar has been added to the product, the nutritional label must have”added sugars” in terms of grams as well as percent Daily Value.If the consumer has more than 10 percent of the daily calories from added sugar, it becomes difficult to meet their nutrient needs while staying within the calorie limits. The label must have ‘includes X grams added sugar’ under the title ‘Total Sugar’ so that consumers are aware of the quantity of sugar present in the packaged food.

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