USA: The Sugar Association cites no scientific basis for 'Added Sugars' petition
The Sugar Association, in written comments submitted today, urged the Food and Drug Administration to deny a citizens petition requesting that nutrition labels on foods be revised to declare added sugars separately from naturally occurring sugars. Science Has Not Changed "These same issues were raised by interested parties in 1993 and FDA rejected the changes sought," said Richard O. Keelor, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Sugar Association. "Since the scientific evidence on this subject has not changed in the last seven years, we urge FDA to deny this request once again."In written comments, The Sugar Association cited the following two statements made by FDA and the conclusion of their 1993 review:
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