SUA Applauds House for Urging USDA to Act Immediately on Continued Concerns About Sugar Availability

Says Challenges Presented by COVID-19 Make It ‘Ever More Critical’ That We Maintain National Food SecurityWashington, D.C. (March 31, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising a congressional letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action to ensure that enough sugar is available for American food and beverage manufacturers …

FDA Food Industry Briefing on COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration provided a phone briefing for the food industry today on the agency’s role in combating COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. Briefers were Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis, Michael Rogers of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (in charge of inspections) and Susan Mayne of the Center for Food Safety and Applied…

USDA Statement on U.S. Sugar Market (3/10/20)

USDA Statement on U.S. Sugar Market Washington, D.C., March 10, 2020 – Consistent with the Commerce Department’s Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (the Agreement), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today notified the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an additional need for sugar in the U.S. market of 200,000 short tons…

SUA Commends USDA for Taking Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Urges Additional Actions to Help U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Deal with Extremely Low Sugar Supply. Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing 200,000 tons of refined sugar from Mexico in an effort to address the sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure …