New Labels Will Spotlight Added Sweeteners
Americans are trying to take a more aggressive approach to how much sugar they consume, but product labeling can make tracking sweeteners difficult, according to a Nielsen report. 22 percent of Americans are restricting their intake of sugar. At the same time, 52 percent are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners. However, due to the many variations of high fructose corn syrup that can be listed on product labels, sweeteners can be difficult to track.
Under new labeling laws that will come into effect in July 2018, manufacturers will have to list the amount of added sugars in a product. This change may affect multiple categories, such as yogurt, that have been seen as healthier but contain a lot of sweeteners. Other products that may be impacted include shelf-stable juices, snack bars, salad dressings and condiments, breads, and ready-to-eat cereals.
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