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“Consumers who pay close attention to what they eat might have noticed a change to the Nutrition Facts label that comes with just about every food product. The new label looks like the old label, but it has more information, to reflect what the Food and Drug Administration says is “based on updated scientific information, new nutrition research, and input from the public.” This new information includes serving sizes and calories in bigger, bolder print, along with an updated list of nutrients, including the removal of entries related to Vitamins A and C and the addition of Vitamin D and potassium.”

Read the full article at: https://www.mashed.com/792846/why-new-nutrition-labels-have-the-sugar-industry-seeing-red/

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The sugar industry wants FDA to add labels to artificial sweeteners

September 13, 2022

“The Sugar Association is re-upping a push against “hiding” alternative sweeteners, which the group says have “surged” 300 percent in the past five years. It’s called the “Campaign for Sweetener Transparency.” There’s a new landing page encouraging consumers to get involved.” Read the full article here (subscription required): https://foodfix.co/rethinking-the-farm-bill/

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WHO issues draft guidance advising not to use sweeteners to reduce sugar intake

July 21, 2022

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a proposed guidance , advising consumers not to use non-sugar sweeteners as means to reduce sugar intake. While the guidance is still under consideration and the WHO is now collecting comments from stakeholders, the document has already caused a stir in the food and beverage industry, pitting proponents of sweeteners […]

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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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