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Why is there a line for “added sugars” in your sugar and sweetener nutrition facts panels now? What is it? Have your products changed?

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts labeling rules for packaged foods. This new label now includes a line for “Added Sugars” to be listed on the nutrition facts panel. Added Sugars is a subcomponent of total sugars and indicates how much sugar has been added to the product during processing or packaging. We have not changed our sugars or sweeteners in any way, so nothing “extra” has been added to our delicious organic sugars and sweeteners.

For further information about the FDA Labeling Guidelines, please visit their website: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm