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“More than 10,000 consumers across the United States have joined the fight for sweeping reform of the government’s labeling regulations covering the use of alternative sweeteners in packaged food by signing an online petition urging the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to require food companies to place clear, complete and accurate information on food labels.

The names of consumers who signed the online petition are being submitted today, Sept. 22, to the FDA through the agency’s public docket of comments.

“A sharp and rapid increase in the use of sugar substitutes by food companies has changed the landscape of the food supply without many consumers knowing. This is of special concern for consumers with young children who are often most interested in knowing which sweeteners their families consume,” said P. Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association. “More than 10,000 consumers to date have spoken, signaling FDA it’s time to take action and provide the information on sweeteners they want and that they deserve.””

Read the full article at: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/consumers-join-the-fight-for-complete-and-accurate-labeling-of-artificial-sweeteners-in-packaged-foods/

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