Biases in nutrition labels

Will FDA’s Nutritional Label Changes Affect Buyer Behavior?

Announced recently by the FDA, it’s the most significant overhaul of nutrition labels on packaged foods in the United States in over two decades. The biggest change in labeling has to do with added sugars. Food manufacturers will now have to specify exactly how many grams of sugar they have added, and what percentage of the recommended daily maximum the added sugars represent. The point is to distinguish between sugars that occur naturally in things like fruits that have nutritional benefits, and those that are simply added by manufacturers to improve taste or reduce cost, but which provide no nutrition. ….[READ]

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