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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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Keepin’ It Real – Consumers are looking for “real” food: introducing Real Sugar

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 The biggest trends among consumer interests are transparency and simplicity—they want to know and understand the ingredients in their food. “This past winter we launched the first phase of a campaign to connect consumers with the natural origin of real sugar…On the most basic level, the campaign was designed to show consumers […]

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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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