The compliance date for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s rule for revising the Nutrition Facts Label is July 26, 2018. The public health importance of this measure and the need to maintain this date cannot be overstated. For the first time, Nutrition Facts will include a line— and a percent Daily Value—for added sugars. Any delay in the compliance deadline deals a blow to the health of our nation, especially to vulnerable populations that disproportionately suffer from obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and tooth decay—chronic diseases associated with the over-consumption of added sugars.
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