This is a change that is long overdue. Food labels are finally coming into the modern era of transparency, especially when it comes to the issue of added sugars in processed foods. No longer can you blame Coke or Pepsi for not understanding how many crappy calories you eat. It’s now right there, in black and white. If you choose to look the other way and just not read and understand the label, that’s on you. At the end of the day, you are your choices and your behaviors. Ignorance and indolence, too, are choices.
One change that was hotly contested by food-industry groups was the new category “added sugars,” which will be displayed in grams and a daily-value percentage.
Companies said it was a false distinction, but the agency called it an important one.
“It is difficult to meet nutrient needs while staying within calorie limits if you consume more than 10% of your total daily calories from added sugars,” and is in line with the new dietary guidelines for Americans, the FDA said.
The calorie counts on your favorite snacks are about to get a whole lot…