FDA Stirs Debate Over Labeling Authority With Sugar Rule
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed extensive changes to nutritional labels that it says will help shoppers make healthier decisions, however attorneys are expecting challenges to the new rule and the agency's authority to require food companies to list how much sugar is added to their products.
Attorneys saw the added-sugar label change as part of a growing social trend against the intake of sugar and away from blaming the obesity epidemic on the overconsumption of fat. "To some extent, what we focus on [in] this label is culturally driven," healthcare and life sciences attorney Nathan Adams of Holland & Knight said.
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