CONSUMER GROUP URGES LABELS FOR ADDED SUGAR

WASHINGTON -- A consumer advocacy organization here has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to require that food and drink labels disclose the amount of sugar added to products.The Center for Science in the Public Interest, along with other health experts and organizations, has urged the FDA to require "Nutrition Facts" labels to report the quantity of added sugars present in packaged foods

WASHINGTON -- A consumer advocacy organization here has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to require that food and drink labels disclose the amount of sugar added to products.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, along with other health experts and organizations, has urged the FDA to require "Nutrition Facts" labels to report the quantity of added sugars present in packaged foods and to set a maximum recommended daily intake of about 10 teaspoons for added sugars.

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