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10,000+ Consumers Join the Fight for Complete & Accurate Labeling of Artificial Sweeteners in Packaged Foods; FDA Must Act Now to Help Families Make Informed Decisions Regarding Sugar Substitutes

September 22, 2021

September 22, 2020 Washington, D.C. –  More than 10,000 consumers across the United States have joined the fight for sweeping reform of the government’s labeling regulations covering the use of alternative sweeteners in packaged food by signing an online petition urging the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to require food companies to place clear, […]

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New Research Shows Large Majority of Consumers Understand Real Sugar Comes from Plants & That it Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet; Data reveals significant shift in perceptions of sugar and artificial sweeteners

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 Washington, D.C. – A significant majority of consumers understand real sugar originates from plants and is naturally-occurring, according to new research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association.  Overall, the research shows consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer […]

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Statement by Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association Regarding the Issuance of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020 “On behalf of the Sugar Association and its members, I would like to thank the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) for their significant work in developing and finalizing the 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), and doing so on time, particularly in light of this challenging […]

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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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