Citizens For Health Petition Calls for Accurate Labels for Products Containing HFCS& Other Sugars
The FDA has proposed changes to the nutritional information on product labels, with the intention of providing further information about the sugars in food and beverages. They have proposed including “Added Sugars” on the Nutrition Facts label, and we applaud the move.
However, we believe the FDA must go a step further. That’s why we filed an amendment and supplement today to our petition to accurately label products containing high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS (FDA-2012-P-0904).
Specifically, we are asking the FDA to:
- Include “nutritive sweetener” after “Added Sugars”
- Identify the name of the added sugar
- Identify the percentage of fructose if the added sugar is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
We need your comments on the amendment, even if you have already commented on the original petition. More than 10,000 comments were received on our original petition – we want to increase that tenfold for the amendment!