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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).

The Sugar Association Launches New Website to Share Sugar Knowledge & Increase Consumer Confidence

July 10, 2018

The Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry, today announced the launch of its completely redesigned website, with a goal of making this engaging and useful tool a home for consumers seeking facts and information about sugar.

Study Shows FDA Added Sugars Label Confuses Consumers

June 18, 2018

Majority of consumers incorrectly believe that retail bags or boxes of pure sugar contain added sugars.

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

The Sugar Association Statement on PLOS Biology Perspective Article

November 21, 2017

First and foremost, let’s be clear that the article we are discussing is not actually a study, but a perspective: a collection of speculations and assumptions about events that happened nearly five decades ago, conducted by a group of researchers and funded by individuals and organizations that are known critics of the sugar industry.

Official Statement of The Sugar Association: “Sugar Produced with Biotechnology” Adopted by the Board of Directors on May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

Sugar (sucrose) is a molecule that occurs naturally in all sugar beets and sugar cane. This sucrose molecule is identical, whether it comes from a sugar beet or a stalk of sugar cane and whether or not biotechnology was involved.

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