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June 4, 2020

“The Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry, today filed a Food and Drug Administration citizen petition asking the agency to require “complete and accurate labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages.”

After FDA included an “added sugars” line when it overhauled the Nutrition Facts Label, there has been “an explosion” of food companies shifting from high-calorie sweeteners to low- and no-calorie sweeteners, Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine said. Those sweeteners are listed as ingredients, but it is hard for consumers to figure out what role they play in the food, she added.

Under the proposal, “when packaged foods contain sweeteners not disclosed on the Nutrition Facts label, including but not limited to, Aspartame, Saccharin, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K), Neotame, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia) and Lou Han Guo (Monk Fruit), the name of the ingredient would be followed by the word (Sweetener).”

Read the full article at: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/sugar-association-petitions-fda-for-labeling-of-low-no-calorie-sweeteners/

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