the FDA announced a proposal to include a daily recommended value (DRV) for
added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods and dietary
supplements. “Added sugars” are any sugars (sucrose, fructose, etc.) that are
added during processing, as opposed to those that occur naturally in the food. The
agency proposes that the daily intake of calories from added sugar not exceed
10% of total calories.
is a policy reversal for the FDA, which last year claimed that there was no
“sound scientific basis for the establishment of a quantitative intake
recommendation [from] which a DRV could be derived.” Now it says there is
indeed a “sound scientific basis” for an added sugar DRV. Food companies and the
general public will regard this DRV as a recommendation to consume added sugar.
the FDA they shouldn’t be promoting a recommended value for added sugars at all—that
the DRV for added sugar should be zero.
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Please Reject Proposal for Percent of Daily Value for Added Sugars
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