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June 4, 2020

“The Sugar Association on June 3 filed a US Food and Drug Administration Citizen Petition asking the FDA to require complete and accurate labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages, which it said will “extend labeling transparency, end misleading practices and help consumers make more informed decisions.”

“Consumers deserve to know what is in their food so they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families,” said Courtney Gaine, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the Sugar Association. “These changes by the FDA will bring transparency in sweetener labeling that we know consumers want, deserve, and should expect. Consumers are confused about alternative sweeteners and want the industry to do better.””

Read the full article at: https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/16167-sugar-group-petitions-fda-on-sweetener-labeling

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