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Sugar Association urges FDA to extend Nutrition Facts deadline for bags of sugar

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019   IEG Policy published an article regarding the Sugar Association’s letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting a compliance date extension for sugar producers for the new Nutrition Fact Labels (NFP) requirements for bags and boxes of sugar. Reporter Margarita Raycheva writes: “The Sugar Association’s request does not come […]

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Sugar Association says FDA should rethink plans for Nutrition Facts panel education campaign

November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 IEG Policy interviewed the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, following the organization’s comment on the FDA’s Draft Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In their comment, Dr. Gaine shared concerns over a single-nutrient focus (added sugars) vs. dietary patterns as the agency plans their nutrition facts education program. “While FDA has […]

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Food Dive looks into front-of-package warning labels about sugar

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 Food industry publication Food Dive quoted Sugar Association CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, as part of its analysis of the American Medical Association’s push to add front-of-package warning labels about sugar. The article points out that added sugars are already getting their own callout on Nutrition Facts label changes going into effect […]

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Food Navigator Highlights Science-Based Message Strategy Behind New Sugar.org Website

August 14, 2018

Leading food and ingredient news outlet Food Navigator interviewed Sugar Association Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan about the newly launched Sugar.org website.

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Chris Hogan Joins the Sugar Association as Vice President of Communications

April 9, 2018

Continuing its efforts to bring facts and balance to the dialogue about sugar, the Sugar Association has hired industry veteran Chris Hogan as its Vice President of Communications.

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Dr. Courtney Gaine featured in Food Dive: Sugar’s Future Tastes Sweet Despite Health Push, Competing Sweeteners

March 1, 2018

Along with other scientists in the field, Dr. Courtney Gaine, Sugar Association President and CEO, commented on both the trends in sugar consumption and the unique functional properties of sugar in foods.

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