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June 4, 2020

“The Sugar Association wants the FDA to require all alternative sweeteners to be labeled as such, providing consumers transparency about the amounts of sweeteners in the foods they eat.

The industry’s science group filed a petition with the FDA on Wednesday, asking for several required changes to labels and claims when a product is made with a non-caloric sweetener, sugar alcohol, high intensity sweetener, artificial sweetener or novel sweetener. Currently, the chemical name of these sweeteners are included on ingredients lists, but there is no indication that they are sweeteners. Consequently, if consumers don’t know that items including erythritol, rebaudioside A or maltitol are sweeteners, they are unaware of sweeteners in products.”

Read the full article at: https://www.fooddive.com/news/sugar-association-asks-fda-to-overhaul-sweetener-labeling-rules/579151/

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