ABA submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opposing plans to conduct a consumer response study on added sugar labeling. ABA noted labeling of added sugars would contradict FDA’s historic science-based approach to labeling. ABA also questioned why FDA would proceed when the agency would not have the authority to enforce such a policy. In addition, ABA pointed out that currently there is no approved analytical method for measuring added sugars as opposed to naturally occurring sugars. ABA submitted similar comments of opposition to the Office of Management and Budget in January 2012. Additionally, ABA partnered with The Sugar Association, American Beverage Association and National Confectioners Association in a separate FDA submission of an independent survey design evaluation.
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