SUA Praises Senate for Pushing Immediate USDA Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Says ‘Reforming the U.S. Sugar Program Is the Long-term Answer’ to Supply ShockWashington, D.C. (February 27, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement in support of a recent Senate letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action on the refined sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure:

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s Domino plant is working overtime as raw sugar pours in from Mexico

Under the neon Domino Sugars sign in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a century-old refinery steadily produces the crucial ingredient in American candy, soda and other foods. The already busy plant soon might need to burn even more calories. Unusually bad weather around the country ruined both U.S. sugar beet and sugar cane crops last year, leading government officials to seek an 80 percent increase in raw sugar imports from Mexico. …