Both the Nutrition Facts panel and labeled ingredient lists can influence or even drive product development. This creates a challenge in that this disclosure must meet regulatory compliance, support brand positioning and ultimately provide unique competitive marketing appeal for the product. FDA regulations—intended to support public health goals—initially required that some longstanding marketplace ingredients count towards the newly mandated “added sugars” amounts in the 2016 Nutrition Facts label update. The federal government publishes guidance to assist industry in applying regulations and along with the subsequently generated stakeholder feedback, new rules and expectations continue to evolve. This presentation will address added-sugars, their recent FDA updates and ingredient and product labeling implications.
Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, Concept Nutrition, Inc. speaking on “An FDA Update: Sugary Ingredients’ Impact on Added Sugar Labeling” at the 2018 Sweetener Systems Conference.