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Sugar Association Concerned About Misleading Labeling Effort

November 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to an announcement made by the American Medical Association to create front-of-package food warning labels that would mislead consumers, the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine PhD, RD, issued the following statement: “The new nutrition facts label will now include added sugars, giving consumers the access to the amount […]

Sugar Association Advocates for Scientific Research, Fact-Based Education, and Enjoying Sweetness in Moderation

October 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to claims made by consumer activist and nutritionist Dr. Marion Nestle in her latest book, the Sugar Association President and CEO Dr. Courtney Gaine issued the following statement: “Throughout our history, the foundation of the Sugar Association has been scientific research as we seek to learn as much as possible […]

FDA Commissioner says agency revisiting confusing added sugars labeling rule

September 7, 2018

The Sugar Association applauds U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for his September 6, 2018, statement recognizing the need to revisit the yet to be implemented rule requiring labeling of added sugars for single-ingredient sweeteners such as sugar, honey and maple syrup on the new Nutrition Facts Label (NFL).

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Food Navigator Highlights Science-Based Message Strategy Behind New Sugar.org Website

August 14, 2018

Leading food and ingredient news outlet Food Navigator interviewed Sugar Association Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan about the newly launched Sugar.org website.

Chris Hogan Joins the Sugar Association as Vice President of Communications

April 9, 2018

Continuing its efforts to bring facts and balance to the dialogue about sugar, the Sugar Association has hired industry veteran Chris Hogan as its Vice President of Communications.

Dr. Courtney Gaine featured in Food Dive: Sugar’s Future Tastes Sweet Despite Health Push, Competing Sweeteners

March 1, 2018

Along with other scientists in the field, Dr. Courtney Gaine, Sugar Association President and CEO, commented on both the trends in sugar consumption and the unique functional properties of sugar in foods.

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