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It’s Official: FDA Recognizes Nothing is Added to Real Sugar

June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s issuance of its final guidance regarding the labeling of added sugars for single-ingredient sweeteners, Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and CEO of the Sugar Association, issued the following statement: “It is a relief for the sugar industry to finally have a […]

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Sugar Association Celebrates More Than 75 Years of Telling Real Sugar’s Farm-to-Table Story

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sugar Association is marking more than 75 years as the scientific voice of the United States sugar industry. Founded by beet and cane sugar growers and refiners during World War II in 1943, the group was dedicated to the scientific study of sugar’s role in food and the […]

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Sugar Association Proud to be a Sponsor of Ag Day 2019

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners throughout the United States, the Sugar Association is proud to support The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) as it hosts National Agriculture Day on March 14, 2019. This will mark the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated […]

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Sugar Association urges FDA to extend Nutrition Facts deadline for bags of sugar

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019   IEG Policy published an article regarding the Sugar Association’s letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting a compliance date extension for sugar producers for the new Nutrition Fact Labels (NFP) requirements for bags and boxes of sugar. Reporter Margarita Raycheva writes: “The Sugar Association’s request does not come […]

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Sugar Association says FDA should rethink plans for Nutrition Facts panel education campaign

November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 IEG Policy interviewed the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, following the organization’s comment on the FDA’s Draft Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In their comment, Dr. Gaine shared concerns over a single-nutrient focus (added sugars) vs. dietary patterns as the agency plans their nutrition facts education program. “While FDA has […]

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Food Dive looks into front-of-package warning labels about sugar

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 Food industry publication Food Dive quoted Sugar Association CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, as part of its analysis of the American Medical Association’s push to add front-of-package warning labels about sugar. The article points out that added sugars are already getting their own callout on Nutrition Facts label changes going into effect […]

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