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Dairy Facts 2016

How Is President Trump Shaping Nutrition and Labeling Policy?

Jan 10, 2018

The White House last month announced that federal agencies are making ongoing progress toward more effective and less burdensome regulation and that they plan to finalize three deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action in fiscal year 2018. How will these actions affect the expected release in July of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, implementation of Nutrition Facts label updates and work on the next Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

Agricultural policy experts and editors will answer these questions and more as they map the road ahead for nutrition and labeling issues at the International Sweetener Colloquium, Feb. 11-14, in Orlando.

Randy Green, principal of Watson Green LLC, and Andrew Walmsley, director of congressional relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation, will join Ron Sterk, senior editor of Sosland Publishing Co., and Jerry Hagstrom, founder and executive editor of The Hagstrom Report, in a lively discussion on the new regulatory climate and how the public is perceiving added sugars.

The session, “Nutrition and Labeling Regulation in the Trump Era,” will be held Feb. 14, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Trends, Issues and Opportunities

For more than 35 years, the International Sweetener Colloquium has gathered key players from all sectors of the global sweetener industry to provide a dynamic look at the policies, politics and public perceptions that are driving today’s sweetener industry.

Co-hosted by IDFA and the Sweetener Users Association, the event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando. The event will offer in-depth analyses of international, U.S. and Mexican sweetener markets, as well as discussions on the trends, issues and opportunities facing the industry today.

For more information, contact Melissa Lembke, IDFA manager of meetings and educational services, at

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