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The Sugar Association, Inc. (USA) Submits Comments to the World Health Organization’s Public Consultation on Draft Sugars Guideline

March 31, 2014

The Sugar Association filed comments with the World Health Organization (WHO) as part its Public Consultation on Draft Sugars Guideline launched March 5, 2014. 

Statement from the Sugar Association, Inc. on the WHO’s Public Consultation on Draft Sugars Guideline

March 5, 2014

“We acknowledge the World Health Organization’s efforts to help all nations address the issues of obesity and dental caries—we look forward to providing science-based comments during this consultation period..."

SAI Statement RE: FDA’s proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts Panel including a subcategory of “added sugars”

February 27, 2014

The following statement can be attributed to Andrew C. Briscoe, President and CEO, the Sugar Association: We share the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and First Lady Michelle Obama’s concerns about obesity and its detriment to long-term health. We wholeheartedly agree that nutrient-rich foods, like fruits and vegetables, should be the centerpiece of a healthy diet. We also endorse rigorous scientific research that provides the meaningful and unambiguous data required for labeling guidance.

New JAMA Study Wrongly Magnifies Hysteria About All-Natural Sugar

February 4, 2014

The Sugar Association takes seriously issues regarding cardiovascular health. However, it is difficult to reconcile the correlation being drawn between ‘added sugar’ and cardiovascular health in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on February 3, 2014, especially when recognizing American per capita consumption of sucrose has declined by a dramatic 35 percent during the last 40 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

The Sugar Association Letter to ‘Katie’ Producer Addresses False Claims, Provides Accurate, Science-Based Data

January 30, 2014

The Sugar Association has sent a letter to Katie producer Brittany Jones-Cooper expressing disappointment regarding the inaccurate and unfounded claims about all-natural sugar made in the recent Katie segment, “Beat Your Sugar Addiction.”

Science Should Drive Dietary Guidelines Process

January 14, 2014

The Sugar Association called for dietary recommendations based on rigorous research rather than hypotheticals or opinions in comments delivered today before the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

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