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More than 1,500 Consumers Urge FDA to Enact Comprehensive Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

November 19, 2020

Sharp increase in use of sugar substitutes & misleading labels drive calls for full transparency  (Washington, D.C. – November 19, 2020)  The Sugar Association’s Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has garnered the support of more than 1,500 consumers across the United States. “Consumers deserve greater transparency around alternative sweeteners in […]

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New ‘Take Action’ Web Site Makes It Easy for Parents & Consumers to Tell FDA to Stop Hiding Artificial Sweeteners in Our Food

September 10, 2020

Sweeping Reform of Labeling Regulations Needed to Help Families Monitor their Intake of Sugar Substitutes September 10, 2020 Washington, D.C. – Parents and other consumers who want to reduce, eliminate or monitor their exposure to alternative sweeteners in packaged foods and beverages now have a new and easy way to demand the placement of complete, […]

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Consumer Group Letter to FDA Supports Growing Call for FDA Action on Alternative Sweetener Labeling Reform

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020 Washington, D.C. – The Sugar Association today applauds consumer and healthcare organizations that have reached out to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to ask that the agency require complete transparency for the labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, as well as put an end to misleading sugar claims for packaged food […]

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Consumers Urge Comprehensive Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 “The Sugar Association’s Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has garnered the support of more than 1,500 consumers across the United States. “Consumers deserve greater transparency around alternative sweeteners in their food,” said Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association.  “The broad public support generated to […]

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FDA Is Cracking Down on the Labeling of Alternative Sweeteners

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 “The FDA is currently accepting public comments about how it can improve the nutrition labeling of sweeteners that aren’t metabolized by the body in the same way as sugar found in foods and beverages. The agency established this new docket largely in response to a petition filed in June by the Sugar Association, which requested several changes […]

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FDA to examine labeling for some alternative sweeteners

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking comments on how best to address labeling of sweeteners that are metabolized differently than sugar on food and beverage packaging. These sweeteners, which include allulose, D-tagatose and isomaltulose, are being used more in food and drink, but aren’t always indicated as sweeteners under the current Nutrition […]

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