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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 Courtney Gaine, the Sugar Association’s president and CEO. “We urge the FDA to take action on our Citizen Petition immediately to provide consumers the transparency they are looking for, in turn boosting consumer trust and confidence in the foods they buy and eat.”

Coming less than a week before the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the Sugar Association’s plea also urged the Biden administration to tackle the issue at the upcoming conference, which will result in the creation of a national strategy to reduce hunger and chronic disease and improve nutrition.

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