WASHINGTON – Consumers know, and the FDA’s definition accurately reflects, that sugar only comes from sugar cane and sugar beets.

At just 15 calories a teaspoon, all-natural sugar has been the world’s sweetener of choice for more than 2,000 years. Sugar remains the predominate sweetener in every country except the United States, where in recent decades man-made sweetening agents have been created and mass produced.

American consumers are now clamoring for a change and are demanding the trusted taste and goodness of sugar, which exists naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane, instead of man-made sweeteners. We are thrilled that food and beverage manufacturers are switching back to natural sugar in droves and are confident that this positive trend will continue.

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Not Faking It – Push for alternative sweetener labeling reform picks up steam

May 2, 2022

“The use of alternative sweeteners in the food supply has drastically increased over the past 25 years, but the FDA’s labeling requirements have not kept up with this changing food supply…And now, more and more individuals are letting the FDA this is an important issues that requires the agency’s attention.” Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and […]

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Sugar Association Files Supplemental Petition Urging Regulatory Changes for Artificially Sweetened Foods

March 11, 2022

“This week the Sugar Association submitted a Supplemental petition (“Supplement”) to FDA to further support the Association’s June 2020 petition Misleading Labeling Sweeteners and Request for Enforcement Action (“Petition”).” Read the full article at: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/sugar-association-files-supplemental-petition-urging-regulatory-changes-artificially

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New evidence submitted to FDA supports swift action on artificial sweetener labeling reform

March 11, 2022

“The Sugar Association’s filing, Supplement to Petition for Prohibition of Misleading Labeling of Sweeteners; and Supplemental Request for Promulgation of Regulations, provides new data in support of the association’s original Citizen Petition in June 2020, and demonstrates the problems with artificial sweetener labeling are getting more prolific in the absence of FDA action.” Read the […]

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