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FDA petitioned for additional sweetener labeling

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Consumer action group Citizens for Health (CFH) has petitioned FDA asking the government agency to compel manufacturers to spell out the type of sweeteners added to products.


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Sugar Association submits comments to FDA opposing ‘added sugar’ labeling

By Jeremy Gerrard
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In response to FDA’s proposed rule, Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels, the Sugar Association has filed comments asking the governing agency to withdraw its “added sugars” labeling proposal.


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San Francisco puts soda tax on the ballot

By Jeremy Gerrard
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In a close vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved placing a two-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on the ballot for the upcoming November election, according to the Associated Press.


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Mexican sugar sold below fair market price

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A US International Trade Commission report says subsidized sugar imports from Mexico have cost the US $260 million in lost sugar revenue.


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California could be the first to institute soda tax

By Jeremy Gerrard
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In what would likely be one of the toughest tests for the industry, the city of Berkeley, CA has authorized a soda tax to be put on the ballot in November.


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Nutrition label overhaul to be announced Thursday

First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.
By Shane O'Halloran
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First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.


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California lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

The labels would say drinks with added sugar are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The labels would say drinks with added sugar are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
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Mexican soft drink to buy more domestic sugar, easing US supply surplus

Sugar prices in the US are at a three-year low due in part to sugar from Mexico flooding the market.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Sugar prices in the US are at a three-year low due in part to sugar from Mexico flooding the market.
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Sugar producers concerned with Farm Bill

American Sugar Alliance sent every Capitol Hill office a personalized replica of a 1940s sugar rationing coupon.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The group warned that wholesale changes to current policies would result in renewed dependence on foreign sugar producers.
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Sugar industry’s downward trend continues in Q2

Most sugar producing countries are projected to meet or exceed production expectations for 2012-2013.
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Most sugar producing countries are projected to meet or exceed production expectations for 2012-2013.
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