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June 8, 2020

“The Sugar Association has filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting the agency take steps to bring transparency in the labeling of sweeteners in food products and stop misleading claims.

The petition stems from FDA’s complete remodel of nutrition labels, first published in 2016.

“It was a fairly comprehensive reform,” said Courtney Gaine, president and CEO of the Sugar Association.

But the sugar industry started to realize there was a big void when it came to artificial sweeteners, she said.

Lack of transparency regarding sweeteners in food products has always been an issue, particularly in children’s products. But the issue grew when FDA’s labeling reform led to a proliferation of products with alternative sweeteners, she said.

One of the reasons FDA wanted to overhaul food labels was to include “added sugars” on the nutrition label.”

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