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Sweet nothings: Sugar industry fights misleading labels

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020 “Cattle producers who want mandatory Country of Origin Labeling aren’t the only ones who have a beef with food labels. Sugarbeet growers have their own fight. They want the Food and Drug Administration to level the playing field among sweeteners. The Sugar Association — which represents sugarbeet and sugar cane growers, processors […]

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Reform Consumer Group Letter to FDA Supports Growing Call for Action on Alternative Sweetener Labeling

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020 “The Sugar Association applauds consumer and healthcare organizations that have reached out to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to ask that the agency require complete transparency for the labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, as well as put an end to misleading sugar claims for packaged food and beverage products. The […]

How Sugar Is Processed

July 14, 2020

July 1, 2020 “Sugar is derived from two main plant sources: sugar cane and sugar beets. As one of the oldest commodities in the world, it was first domesticated around 8000 B.C. by indigenous people in New Guinea. Because of its value, sugar was often put under lock and key in sugar safes. In 1751, […]

Sugar Association files citizen petition calling for clearer labelling of sweeteners

July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 “The Sugar Association has filed a US citizen petition to require manufacturers to add front-of-pack disclosures regarding the use of non-nutritive sweeteners – but sweetener suppliers say ingredient lists already give consumers clear information. Trade group the Sugar Association filed a citizen petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this […]

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Consumers Want Additional Labeling Requirements for Sweeteners

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 “The Sugar Association today released a new consumer research report showing grocery shoppers are confused about the use of sugar substitutes in packaged food. While once limited to use as tabletop sweeteners and ingredients in diet foods, alternative sweeteners can now be found in a variety of consumer products including bread, cereals, […]

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Consumers want more labeling requirements for sweeteners, research shows

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 “As consumers have turned away from sugar, more manufacturers have sought out alternative sweeteners that provide the flavoring to their products, but eschew the sugar label. The desire to make this switch was recently accelerated with the FDA’s revamped Nutrition Facts label, which explicitly notes the number of grams of sugar in a product. It then breaks […]

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