The U.S. recently unveiled a new version of the food label , calories, sugar particularly marked in bold , so that consumers know the total number of calories of food. Diet experts pointed out , the new labeling to allow data transparency to help consumers make better choices.
U.S. first lady Michelle with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) recently announced that the U.S. Food labeling will appear in 20 years 2nd reforms, changing priorities include printed in bold calories, so that people more clearly what is meant by a parts (serving), as well as exactly how many food products contain sugar.
Diet expert, “the nation’s fight against obesity” (National Action Against Obesity) organization founder Roth noted that the current food labeling is not easy to understand , consumers often must carefully study the tiny word in order to know the exact content.
For example, she said , food labeling on the packaging of chocolate bars , often see ” 1 contains 10 grams of sugar ,” the words , but further closer look will find that a bag of chocolate bars are considered two copies instead of 1 , so If eat the whole package , will eat into the 20 grams of sugar , this is often overlooked consumers.
Roth pointed out , soft drinks, cookies, candy , etc., containing a number of 1 part sugar and calories, the current food labeling so that consumers are often confused , the new labeling particularly marked in bold sugar and calories, so that data transparency to help consumers make better food choices.
She said that the use of food among the calorie labeling data , consumers can more easily calculate how many calories to eat one day , and how long to exercise consume excess calories ; average, about every 100 calories to exercise for 10 minutes, to consume.
For the impact of the new version of the food labeling generated Roth analysis, part of the food industry does not welcome such a change , because the industry worried that consumers calories and sugar once clear information , it will reduce the purchase , making the sales performance is affected.
It is reported that the U.S. Food labeling will open a new 90 days to solicit public views and comments , the fastest two years after the implementation .
Chen Xi with the AQSIQ routine day conference, said that since October 2013 Shenzhen Port detection without the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture of MIR162 genetically modified corn imports from the United States in a boat, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong, Zhejiang exit inspection and quarantine departments and other ports continued detection MIR162 corn ingredients imported from the United States.
AQSIQ request the port inspection and quarantine departments to continue to strengthen port control, once detected in the entry of unauthorized genetically modified agricultural products, shall be returned or destroyed.