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Consumers will be confused by added sugar information on nutrition label.

Consumers will be confused by added sugar information on nutrition label.

Since 1993, most packaged food sold in the U.S. has been required to include a Nutrition Facts label that lists the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and sugar in a serving, and includes some information on recommended daily intakes. During that same period, Americans' diets have gotten worse, their waistlines have expanded and public-health problems related to poor nutrition have grown. I'm not going to blame the Food and Drug Administration's nutrition-labeling rules for this state of affairs. But they don't seem to have helped a lot, either. Now the FDA is overhauling the Nutrition Facts label. Last year it proposed several changes...

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