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Sugarbeet industry celebrates first National Real Sugar Day

October 13, 2022

There is no doubt that autumn is one of the most exciting times of the year for the world of sugar. The sugarbeet and sugarcane harvests start, Halloween is around the corner, and Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t far away. This month, there is a new day to celebrate — the first ever National Real Sugar […]

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Ahead of White House conference, Sugar Association pushes FDA for stricter labeling on sweeteners

September 23, 2022

The Sugar Association is stepping up pressure on FDA to respond to its 2020 petition requesting more transparent labeling for sweeteners in food. “The FDA’s rules for alternative sweetener labeling are antiquated and mislead consumers about what is really happening in the food supply. Further agency delay on this important issue will make the problem worse,” said […]

Front-of-pack food labeling gets focus ahead of White House conference

September 21, 2022

The idea of requiring nutrition labels on the front of food packages to disclose sugar and fat content is getting increased attention ahead of the first White House conference in more than half a century on hunger and nutrition policy. An official task force report informing the conference has included front-of-package nutrition labels in its recommended policy actions. […]

Clarity sought on role of sustainability in dietary guidelines process

September 19, 2022

The thorny and politically charged issue of the sustainability of the food system is once again front and center in the debate over the government’s dietary guidelines. The Agriculture Department and Department of Health and Human Services, which share oversight and development responsibilities for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, say they will address sustainability and […]

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The sugar industry wants FDA to add labels to artificial sweeteners

September 13, 2022

“The Sugar Association is re-upping a push against “hiding” alternative sweeteners, which the group says have “surged” 300 percent in the past five years. It’s called the “Campaign for Sweetener Transparency.” There’s a new landing page encouraging consumers to get involved.” Read the full article here (subscription required): https://foodfix.co/rethinking-the-farm-bill/

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WHO issues draft guidance advising not to use sweeteners to reduce sugar intake

July 21, 2022

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a proposed guidance , advising consumers not to use non-sugar sweeteners as means to reduce sugar intake. While the guidance is still under consideration and the WHO is now collecting comments from stakeholders, the document has already caused a stir in the food and beverage industry, pitting proponents of sweeteners […]

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