When you’re looking through the ingredient lists in food and drink, added sugar can be hiding at every turn. With names like ‘dextrose’, ‘panela’ and ‘evaporated cane juice’, it’s clear companies are pulling out all the tricks to hide how much added sugar is really in what we eat and drink. The good news is, improved sugar labelling can change that!.
Added sugar labelling is back on the agenda and on June 28 State Food and Health Ministers will decide whether to introduce common-sense labels that call out added sugar - or whether to stick with the status quo.
With the help of our supporters, we’re calling for: 3 common-sense changes:
- sugar content of sugar-sweetened beverages to be shown in teaspoons
- The ingredients list should clearly identify added sugars
- Added sugar should be included in the nutritional information panel.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be showing Food Ministers why we need them to take action. Follow this thread to find out how you can help get these decision-makers over the line.
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