Wolters Kluwer Legal Scholar Winner: Big Sugar Tries Its ‘Sweet-talk’ on the FDA

On March 3, 2014, the FDA announced proposed changes to its nutrition facts panel (“NFP”). Of the several proposed modifications, the addition of an “added sugars” label may be the most controversial. The proposed “added sugars” label would be indented below the already standard “sugar” section, a subsection of the “carbohydrates” information. The FDA accepted comments on the proposed rule until June 2, and comments regarding information collection issues until August 2. There were several parties who provided comments, strongly opposing the “added sugars” label.

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