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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.

The Sugar Association Donates Salad Bars to 10 Saint Louis Public Schools

October 16, 2014

In recognition of National School Lunch Week and ongoing national attention around the healthfulness of school meals, The Sugar Association is donating salad bars to 10 Saint Louis Public Schools.

The Sugar Association Voices Concern Regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) Draft Guideline Development Process and Lack of Transparency

September 4, 2014

The Sugar Association (SA) expressed concern that the World Health Organization has not followed their own important principles thus far in the development of their Draft Guideline for sugars, released in March 2014.

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).

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