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Mars may pull M&M’s from fast food desserts

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>> Your favorite fast food indulgences maybe getting a little less so as M&M maker, Mars Incorporated considers removing it's iconic candies from products such as the McDonald's McFlurry. The company is currently in talks with major fast food chain McDonald's, Dairy Queen, and Burger King to pull those candy toppings from their most popular desserts, this is the latest turn in the war on sugar.
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Following a decision last month by the FDA to require package food makers include the amount of added sugar on food labels. Mars may be trying to put the M back in moderation here, but some health experts say simply removing M&Ms from high sugar desserts does not address the bigger issue of junk food consumption.
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U.S. guidelines recommend sugar consumption does not exceed 12 and a half teaspoons a day but just a single serving of a large McFlurry with M&Ms tips over that limit. Privately held Mars did not lay out the financial impact or cost of this plan.