All around the world, food and agriculture agencies are making concerns about sugar intake a key priority.
In Jamaica, new standards for packaging and labeling sugar for retail distribution could have significant affects on the industry and the way manufacturers operate. In the United States, the FDA is close to making a decision on the proposal to require food companies to label percentages of added sugar on their product packaging. The need for consumer transparency and education is on the rise, and people certainly have a right to know how much sugar is in their products. However, sugar companies could take a hit if they do not follow the principles of authenticity, honesty, and ethical practices when presenting their products to consumers.