WASHINGTON – Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out.
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The government is proposing that food labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars — the "percent daily value."
The Food and Drug Administration proposed an overhaul of the nutrition facts label last year, including a new line for sugars that don't occur naturally.
Labels now include percent daily values for other nutrients, but the proposal didn't have one for added sugars. Since then, a government advisory committee recommended that that people get no more of 10 percent of calories daily from added sugars.
The FDA's proposal would be based on that number.