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“In 2018, less than a third (only 29 percent!) of consumers viewed “table sugar” as naturally occurring. However, fast-forward to 2021, and this number has nearly doubled, with more than half (54 percent) of consumers believing “table sugar’ to be naturally occurring, suggesting people are more familiar with sugar’s origin. And when asked about real sugar, beet sugar and cane sugar, the numbers get even larger, with 80, 69 and 85 percent of consumers, respectively, connect these terns to their natural origins.”

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Not Faking It – Push for alternative sweetener labeling reform picks up steam

May 2, 2022

“The use of alternative sweeteners in the food supply has drastically increased over the past 25 years, but the FDA’s labeling requirements have not kept up with this changing food supply…And now, more and more individuals are letting the FDA this is an important issues that requires the agency’s attention.” Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and […]

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Sugar Association Files Supplemental Petition Urging Regulatory Changes for Artificially Sweetened Foods

March 11, 2022

“This week the Sugar Association submitted a Supplemental petition (“Supplement”) to FDA to further support the Association’s June 2020 petition Misleading Labeling Sweeteners and Request for Enforcement Action (“Petition”).” Read the full article at: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/sugar-association-files-supplemental-petition-urging-regulatory-changes-artificially

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New evidence submitted to FDA supports swift action on artificial sweetener labeling reform

March 11, 2022

“The Sugar Association’s filing, Supplement to Petition for Prohibition of Misleading Labeling of Sweeteners; and Supplemental Request for Promulgation of Regulations, provides new data in support of the association’s original Citizen Petition in June 2020, and demonstrates the problems with artificial sweetener labeling are getting more prolific in the absence of FDA action.” Read the […]

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