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Consumers focusing on wellness, balance

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 Food Business News reported on a panel discussion moderated by Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, at the 36th annual International Sweetener Symposium held August 6, 2019, in Asheville, NC. The panel addressed recent consumer research around wellness, balance and perceptions about sugar. Reporter Ron Sterk highlights the research presented […]

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Experts give sugar producers a marketing update

August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 Agri-Pulse reporter Ed Maixner interviewed Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PHD, at the 36th annual International Sweetener Symposium held August 6, 2019, in Asheville, NC. Gaine moderated a panel discussion about consumer’s perceptions of sugar and the need to reformulate how consumers view sugar in their diets, based on realities […]

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Real Sugar is Grown by Real People: This is a basic truth many consumers don’t know

July 6, 2019

June/July 2019 What is sugar, and where does it come from? Those sound like some simple questions to us, but not so for many consumers. Understanding Consumer Perceptions While sugar is still the most popularly used sweetener (77 percent reported using table sugar in the past 30 days, with honey No. 2 at 61 percent), […]

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FDA gives sugar, syrup and honey an extra year to comply with NFP added sugars mandate

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 IEG Policy published an article regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final guidance clarifying the exemption of sugar and honey from the Nutrition Facts panel added sugars declaration. Reporter Margarita Raycheva writes: “It is a relief for the sugar industry to finally have a path forward with labeling bags and […]

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Sugar Association urges FDA to extend Nutrition Facts deadline for bags of sugar

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019   IEG Policy published an article regarding the Sugar Association’s letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting a compliance date extension for sugar producers for the new Nutrition Fact Labels (NFP) requirements for bags and boxes of sugar. Reporter Margarita Raycheva writes: “The Sugar Association’s request does not come […]

There is No Substitute for Sugar

June 6, 2019

Spring 2019 Asia Pacific Baker & Biscuit interviewed the Sugar Association and the Canadian Sugar Institute regarding sugar’s functional roles in baked goods. “When it comes to sugar or sucrose – its scientific name – people think about it as a sweetener. But bakery is actually chemistry and the reactions between sugar and other ingredients […]

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