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June/July 2019

What is sugar, and where does it come from? Those sound like some simple questions to us, but not so for many consumers. Understanding Consumer Perceptions While sugar is still the most popularly used sweetener (77 percent reported using table sugar in the past 30 days, with honey No. 2 at 61 percent), we’ve learned that consumers still don’t know a whole lot about their favorite sweetener. Shockingly, our survey results showed only 29 percent of consumers agree that table sugar is a naturally occurring sugar (honey was No. 1 at 79 percent).

Read the full article at: http://read.uberflip.com/i/1119886-june-july-2019

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

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“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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