Statement of CSPI President Michael F. Jacobson
Kudos to Panera for informing its customers of the added-sugars content of its beverages and for doing it in a convenient, understandable way. The Food and Drug Administration insists that labels list added sugars in terms of grams, which few Americans understand. Panera is disclosing added sugars in terms of teaspoons, which everyone understands. That’s the latest thing that Panera has done to earn its reputation of being arguably the nation’s most responsible chain restaurant.