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

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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