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The Sugar Association Names Vice President of Scientific Affairs

August 6, 2014

The Sugar Association announced today that Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, has been named Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the organization. She brings nearly a decade of experience in nutritional sciences, as well as important leadership qualities.

The Sugar Association Calls For Withdrawal of ‘Added Sugars’ Labeling Proposal in Comments Filed to FDA

July 31, 2014

The Sugar Association (SA) filed comments today in response to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposed Rule, Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. SA is calling on FDA to withdraw its “added sugars” labeling proposal, noting that it represents a reversal of FDA’s long-standing science-based position on labeling.

‘Added Sugars’ Term Misleading and Not Based on Science

June 26, 2014

The Sugar Association voiced its objection to the use of the term “added sugars,” noting it is misleading and without scientific justification, in comments delivered today at a public meeting of the FDA concerning a proposed rule on updating the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP).

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.

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