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October 19, 2020

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking comments on how best to address labeling of sweeteners that are metabolized differently than sugar on food and beverage packaging. These sweeteners, which include allulose, D-tagatose and isomaltulose, are being used more in food and drink, but aren’t always indicated as sweeteners under the current Nutrition Facts and ingredient list design.

The Sugar Association petitioned FDA for sweeping changes to sweetener labeling this summer, arguing consumers don’t always know ingredients including maltitol, rebaudioside A and erythritol are all added sweeteners. Under current labeling conventions, they argued, products with these sweeteners can accurately be labeled as “all natural” and “no sugar added.” As a result, consumers often incorrectly assume the products have no other sweeteners in them.

This new docket from the FDA doesn’t necessarily directly address the Sugar Association’s concern, but it does crack the door open…”

 

Read the full article at: https://www.fooddive.com/news/fda-to-examine-labeling-for-some-alternative-sweeteners/587219/

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