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Sugar Association Questions Integrity of Scientific Process in 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommendations Guidance on ‘Added Sugars’ Does Not Meet the Scientific Standards Mandated by Congress

May 8, 2015

The Sugar Association (SAI) has filed comments in response to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DCAC) recent recommendations, raising concerns about new guidance on “added sugars” and the manner by which these recommendations were derived.

Sugar Association’s Dr. Gaine ‘Raises Concerns’ About Dietary Guidelines Process at Public Hearing

March 24, 2015

The Sugar Association questioned the 2015 Dietary Guidelines process in public testimony delivered today, noting that the Committee has taken “added sugars” recommendations into unchartered territory, raising serious concerns about timing, consistency and potential biases.

Sugar Association Statement on WHO Guideline on Sugars: It’s Misleading for ‘Strong’ Guidelines to be Backed By Only ‘Moderate,’ ‘Low’ and ‘Very Low’ Evidence

March 4, 2015

The Sugar Association appreciates the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts to address obesity and dental caries around the world.

The Sugar Association Responds to 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

February 19, 2015

The Sugar Association is troubled by the lack of consistency in the scientific process and quality of evidence used by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) as the basis for its Advisory Report to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SAI Submits Comments to 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

December 12, 2014

The Sugar Association has submitted comments to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

The Facts About the Nutrition Facts Panel: ‘Sugars’ Have Been Provided to Consumers for More Than Two Decades

October 28, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered how much sugar is in a product, just turn to the nutrition facts panel (NFP). For more than two decades a product’s total “sugars” are prominently displayed on the NFP.

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