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Consumers Urge Comprehensive Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 “The Sugar Association’s Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has garnered the support of more than 1,500 consumers across the United States. “Consumers deserve greater transparency around alternative sweeteners in their food,” said Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association.  “The broad public support generated to […]

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FDA Is Cracking Down on the Labeling of Alternative Sweeteners

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 “The FDA is currently accepting public comments about how it can improve the nutrition labeling of sweeteners that aren’t metabolized by the body in the same way as sugar found in foods and beverages. The agency established this new docket largely in response to a petition filed in June by the Sugar Association, which requested several changes […]

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FDA to examine labeling for some alternative sweeteners

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking comments on how best to address labeling of sweeteners that are metabolized differently than sugar on food and beverage packaging. These sweeteners, which include allulose, D-tagatose and isomaltulose, are being used more in food and drink, but aren’t always indicated as sweeteners under the current Nutrition […]

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Additives found in cold cuts, ice cream, bread, other processed food cause concern

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 “Reading nutrition labels on packaged foods is probably high up on most nutritionists’ lists of healthy eating tips. But it’s just as important to check out the ingredients list. “It’s a good way to judge the quality of a food,” says Charlotte Vallaeys, senior policy analyst and a nutritionist at Consumer Reports. “And a […]

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Petition to FDA for More Transparency of Artificial Sweeteners on Food Labels

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 “Sweeteners sound like the ideal solution to added sugar. No calories and none of the cons of refined sugar means you can enjoy it in excess right? The answer is, we don’t know yet. As of now, there are 6 sugar substitutes approved by the FDA. These include- Aspartame Saccharin Sucralose Acesulfame […]

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Industry Group Petitions FDA to Amend Labeling Rules for Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020 “Fueled by revised dietary guidelines and new FDA labeling regulation, supermarkets are suddenly teeming with sugar substitutes in packaged foods. In response, the Sugar Association filed a citizen petition in June asking FDA to update labels of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages to increase accuracy and transparency. The petition makes four specific requests: Add […]

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