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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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Defining Moderation: Sugar’s role in a healthy diet

April 6, 2019

April 2019 When it comes to sugar, we all know that it plays many roles in nutritious foods and as part of occasional indulgences, sugar adds pleasure to life. It’s the truth: A balanced life really is a sweet life. As the old saying goes, everything has a place in moderation. But, what is moderation […]

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Sugar Association says FDA should rethink plans for Nutrition Facts panel education campaign

November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 IEG Policy interviewed the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, following the organization’s comment on the FDA’s Draft Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In their comment, Dr. Gaine shared concerns over a single-nutrient focus (added sugars) vs. dietary patterns as the agency plans their nutrition facts education program. “While FDA has […]

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Food Dive looks into front-of-package warning labels about sugar

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 Food industry publication Food Dive quoted Sugar Association CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, as part of its analysis of the American Medical Association’s push to add front-of-package warning labels about sugar. The article points out that added sugars are already getting their own callout on Nutrition Facts label changes going into effect […]

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