Washington–The Sugar Association applauds the “Food Day” efforts to address the major dietary and food related issues facing this country and its future generations.

Whether it’s hunger or obesity, lack of access to food or lack of affordable, nutrient-dense food, we’re glad to see there is greater focus being brought to the issue of making diet, health, and exercise important priorities.

As representatives of America’s sugar cane and sugarbeet farmers, we have and will continue to promote the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle focused on educating consumers on calories consumed versus calories burned.

All-natural sugar, at 15 calories per teaspoon, can be a part of that balance. It has been a staple ingredient for more than 2,000 years. It is proven, it is trusted, and most importantly it is safe. No matter how many sweeteners come and go, all-natural sugar – used by our mothers and grandmothers before us – will continue to be the gold standard.

Many consumers and food and beverage manufacturers have championed this move back to simple, natural ingredients, and we are proud that sugar is a part of it.

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

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“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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