Following the introduction of a levy on sugary soft drinks in the UK earlier this year, it has been reported that similar measures could potentially be introduced for chocolate and confectionery as soon as 2020. But how effective are such actions really likely to be at helping tackle the nation’s sweet tooth, particularly within a category so defined by indulgence?… Read more »
A new survey, commissioned by chicory specialist Sensus, has revealed that reducing sugar intake is emerging as a key concern amongst many European consumers: more than 60% of those surveyed monitor their dietary sugar intake.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed including a percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods. The value would be based on the recommendation that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10 percent of total calories. And, the new section would be similar to information on nutrients… Read more »
Mexico’s new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar.