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Table 2 Description of sugar content in different NCSSBs according to the UK criterion for sugar intake and WHO recommendation

From: The sugar and energy in non-carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages: a cross-sectional study

Categories Number (%) of products with ‘Red’ label according to the UK front of pack color-coded labelling Number (%) of products with free sugar>WHO recommendationβ Number (%) of products with sugar labelling
>  11.25 g/100 ml > 13.5 g/portionα
Total 117 (25.3) 441 (95.2) 378 (81.6) 82 (17.7)
Juice drinks 104 (32.2) 304 (94.1) 268 (83.0) 63 (19.5)
Tea-based beverages 11 (11.5) 94 (97.9) 80 (83.3) 10 (10.4)
Sports drinks 0 (0) 31 (96.9) 23 (71.9) 9 (28.1)
Energy drinks 2 (16.7) 12 (100) 7 (58.3) 0 (0.0)
  1. α:The serving criterion of UK guidance of front of pack color-coded labelling for drinks was> 13.5 g/portion if serving size> 150 ml
  2. β: The recommendation for daily free sugar intakes from the WHO was 25 g
  3. Abbreviation: NCSSBs, non-carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages