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カリフォルニア州サンノゼ在のソフトウェアエンジニア。

"No Sugar Added" explained.

Bicycling Magazineでこんな記事を読む。

Lightly Sweetened

What You Get: Unlike “sugar-free” and “no added sugars,” this claim isn’t regulated by the FDA. It’s easy to be fooled: Wheaties FUEL, a cereal that’s marketed specifically to athletes and carries the lightly sweetened label, contains more sugar per ¾-cup serving (14g) than the same amount of Froot Loops (9g).

Food Labels: Lightly Sweetened | Bicycling Magazine

この前"No Sugar Added"について書いたけれど、これを読むと"Sugar Free"と"No Sugar Added"はFDAできっちり定義されているらしい。なるほどね。

  • "Sugar Free":

Less than 0.5 g sugars per RACC and per labeled serving (or for meals and main dishes, less than 0.5 g per labeled serving) (c)(1) Contains no ingredient that is a sugar or generally understood to contain sugars except as noted below (*) Disclose calorie profile (e.g., "Low Calorie")

  • "Low":

Not Defined. May not be used

  • "Reduced/Less":

At least 25% less sugars per RACC than an appropriate reference food (or for meals and main dishes, at least 25% less sugar per 100g) May not use this claim on dietary supplements of vitamins and minerals (c)(5) & (6)

  • "Comments":

"No Added Sugars" and "Without Added Sugars" are allowed if no sugar or sugar containing ingredient is added during processing. State if food is not "Low" or "Reduced Calorie" (c)(2) The terms "Unsweetened" and "No Added Sweeteners" remain as factual statements (c)(3) Does not include sugar alcohols For dietary supplements: "Sugar Free" and "No Added Sugar" may be used for vitamins and minerals intended to be used by infants and children less than 2 years of age. (c)(4)

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しかもPDFだけれど日本語訳まである。
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/FoodLabelingNutrition/FoodLabelingGuide/UCM254435.pdf
主に日本から食品を輸入しようとする人向けだな、このガイドは。