How much sugar is in that bag of chips you grabbed as an afternoon snack? Just look at the food label. But wait, the current nutrition facts lump added and natural sugars together, so you actually have no idea how much extra sweet stuff the manufacturers added.
That’s about to change. The FDA just unveiled updates to the food nutrition label, requiring manufacturers to report total and added sugars. (A good rule of thumb: Try to avoid foods with a high percentage of added sugar.)
Other changes include larger, bolded type for calorie counts, serving size, and number of servings, so you can see how many how many calories are in that pint of ice cream without needing glasses.
Large companies have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the new standards, while smaller companies get an extra year.
This article was written by Zach Watson from Greatist and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.