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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 […]

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New Research Shows Consumers Want Additional Labeling Requirements For Sweeteners in Packaged Food

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 Washington, D.C. – The Sugar Association today released a new consumer research report showing grocery shoppers are confused about the use of sugar substitutes in packaged food. While once limited to use as tabletop sweeteners and ingredients in diet foods, alternative sweeteners can now be found in a variety of consumer products […]

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Alternative Sweetener Labeling on Packaged Food is Incomplete, Lacks Transparency and is Misleading; Corrective FDA Action Urgently Needed

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 Washington, D.C. –  The Sugar Association, representing 142,000 sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners in the United States, today filed a U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Citizen Petition asking the Agency to require complete and accurate labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages, action that will […]

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How Sugar Is Processed

July 14, 2020

July 1, 2020 “Sugar is derived from two main plant sources: sugar cane and sugar beets. As one of the oldest commodities in the world, it was first domesticated around 8000 B.C. by indigenous people in New Guinea. Because of its value, sugar was often put under lock and key in sugar safes. In 1751, […]

Sugar Association files citizen petition calling for clearer labelling of sweeteners

July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 “The Sugar Association has filed a US citizen petition to require manufacturers to add front-of-pack disclosures regarding the use of non-nutritive sweeteners – but sweetener suppliers say ingredient lists already give consumers clear information. Trade group the Sugar Association filed a citizen petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this […]

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Consumers Want Additional Labeling Requirements for Sweeteners

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 “The Sugar Association today released a new consumer research report showing grocery shoppers are confused about the use of sugar substitutes in packaged food. While once limited to use as tabletop sweeteners and ingredients in diet foods, alternative sweeteners can now be found in a variety of consumer products including bread, cereals, […]

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