FDA Plans on Revising Draft Guidance on the Labeling of Added Sugars for Pure Honey, Maple Syrup

05/07/18

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On March 2, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance document on the Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, and Certain Cranberry Products. The draft guidance indicated that the FDA would not object to products such as pure honey or maple syrup to use a symbol next to the amount of Added sugars to indicate that the Added sugars are from naturally occurring sugars in the product and not from added sweeteners. 

The draft guidance also proposed allowing such a symbol for cranberry products to explain that the product is naturally tart and the sugar that was added is to make the product more palatable and the sugar amount is comparable to other juice products. 

The extended comment period for the draft guidance closed on June 15. Based on the comments received, the FDA has already posted a Constituent Update indicating that due to the negative reaction of the draft guidance, they plan on formulating a revised approach that will make the information easier to understand. 


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