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June 5, 2020

“The Sugar Association on June 3 filed a citizen petition asking the FDA to require clearer labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages.

The association wants the term “sweetener” in parentheses following the chemical names of those sweeteners (aspartame, stevia, etc.) in the ingredient statement and, for children’s food and beverages, the type and quantity (in milligrams per serving) of non-nutritive sweeteners on the front of food packages – among other suggestions.

“Consumers deserve to know what is in their food so they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families,” said Courtney Gaine, president/CEO of the Sugar Assn. “These changes by FDA will bring the complete transparency in sweetener labeling that we know consumers want, deserve and should expect.”

Real the full article at: https://www.foodprocessing.com/industrynews/2020/sugar-assn-sweetener-labeling/

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