FDA cannot allow companies to mislead consumers about the meaning of "added sugar" and write their own "factual statements", says CSPI

The group says if this draft guidance is not carefully considered, such statements may lead consumers to erroneously conclude that the added sugars in honey, maple syrup, and some cranberry products are inherently less harmful than other added sugars. If FDA permits honey and maple syrup companies to use a factual statement, it will likely open the floodgate for similar requests from companies that market single-ingredient packages of agave syrup, molasses, brown rice syrup, sugar, and other sweeteners.

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