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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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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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Industry Group Petitions FDA to Amend Labeling Rules for Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020 “Fueled by revised dietary guidelines and new FDA labeling regulation, supermarkets are suddenly teeming with sugar substitutes in packaged foods. In response, the Sugar Association filed a citizen petition in June asking FDA to update labels of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages to increase accuracy and transparency. The petition makes four specific requests: Add […]

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Keepin’ It Real – Consumers are looking for “real” food: introducing Real Sugar

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 The biggest trends among consumer interests are transparency and simplicity—they want to know and understand the ingredients in their food. “This past winter we launched the first phase of a campaign to connect consumers with the natural origin of real sugar…On the most basic level, the campaign was designed to show consumers […]

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Sweet nothings: Sugar industry fights misleading labels

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020 “Cattle producers who want mandatory Country of Origin Labeling aren’t the only ones who have a beef with food labels. Sugarbeet growers have their own fight. They want the Food and Drug Administration to level the playing field among sweeteners. The Sugar Association — which represents sugarbeet and sugar cane growers, processors […]

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