Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration announced new label requirements for foods. The new rule requires companies to add the added sugars onto the food label.
Here is what the new label will look like.
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The food labels will highlight added sugars which is the biggest change. Before there was no difference in the label between natural and added sugars. This is going to show up many companies who are putting countless amounts of added sugar into their foods. This will help people make better choices on what they are eating by being able to see the different amounts of sugar in everyday foods.
Another change on the food labels is that companies are required to show proper serving size for humans. Having a serving size of four Doritos in a bag that someone is likely to eat from top to bottom is not helpful. Finally, the calorie counts will be in a larger, easier to spot number.
Food comapanies are 100% againts the new food labels. The food comapanies say that added sugars and natural sugars have the same impact on the body. That is true but added sugars is the fault of the company because they weren’t in the foods to begin with.
My opinion is that the new label might change the things that people eat. When you are at the store instead of throwing food in your shopping cart, you can look at the added sugars first. I know I will look at the added sugars before eating a food.
My opinion is that the new label will be a great addition to help the world become a healthier place. I hope this will be used to its full potential in helping the world make better choices in their food.
By: Matthew N. Stewart B.