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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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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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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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