- A new CHOICE report finds clearer added sugar labelling could help Aussies avoid 26 teaspoons of sugar a day.
- That’s up to 38 KG of sugar every year!
- Depicting added sugar in teaspoons could help consumers make more informed choices.
It’s time for the Aussie Government to “stop sugarcoating” our food labels, says consumer group CHOICE in a new report.
CHOICE proposes new labels that show added sugars as a separate line item to total sugars and group all added sugars together on the ingredients list.
It also suggests we actually depict added sugars as teaspoons on the packet, so consumers can visualise exactly how much of the white stuff is in that tin of Milo or box of Nutri Grain. That’s a change we’ve been behind for years!
(You can read the full proposal here.)
Food ministers meet to discuss added sugar labelling later this week. If you think this is a change worth supporting (we certainly do!) add your voice to the cause by signing CHOICE’s petition here. Let’s do this!
Would seeing added sugar in terms of teaspoons make you think twice about buying certain products?