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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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More sweetener labeling wanted, research shows

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 “New research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association shows consumers are confused about the use of sugar substitutes in packaged food and prefer additional labeling disclosures by food manufacturers. Consumers fail to recognize sugar substitutes as sweetening ingredients in food and beverages 63% of the time, the research showed, and […]

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Sugar industry calls for stricter sweetener labeling

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 “The Sugar Association has filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting the agency take steps to bring transparency in the labeling of sweeteners in food products and stop misleading claims. The petition stems from FDA’s complete remodel of nutrition labels, first published in 2016. “It was a […]

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Sugar Association Petitions FDA for Synthetic Sweetener Labeling

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 “The Sugar Association on June 3 filed a citizen petition asking the FDA to require clearer labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages. The association wants the term “sweetener” in parentheses following the chemical names of those sweeteners (aspartame, stevia, etc.) in the ingredient statement and, for children’s food and […]

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Sugar Association petitions FDA for labeling of low-, no-calorie sweeteners

June 4, 2020

“The Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry, today filed a Food and Drug Administration citizen petition asking the agency to require “complete and accurate labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages.”

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