“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. We are concerned that the draft guidelines’ suggested limits – which would lump together sugar (sucrose) and other caloric sweeteners – rely heavily on insufficient scientific evidence. Of note, other organizations have considered intake limits with different conclusions: a report by the U.S. Institute of Medicine (September 2002) proclaimed there was no conclusive evidence to justify establishing an intake limit for ‘added sugars.’ The European Food Safety Authority reaffirmed the same conclusion in 2010.”

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Celebrate National Real Sugar Day on October 14

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2022 – The Sugar Association (SAI) today announced the celebration of the first annual National Real Sugar Day, taking place October 14, 2022, as a day to celebrate real sugar with the people who bring it from farm to table and those individuals and families who enjoy it as part of a […]

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New Evidence Submitted to FDA Supports Swift Action on Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform; Labeling Rules Must Change to Corral Opaque System that Stymies Consumers

March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 Washington, DC – The Sugar Association today submitted a supplemental petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to further support its call for sweeping reform of federal regulations governing the labeling of artificial sweeteners used in packaged foods. “FDA action on alternative sweetener labeling reform is long overdue, and we […]

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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, 2021 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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