There are 2 bills and one FDA regulation that I have found concerning sugar
The FDA regulation 2019
- This regulation aims to get rid of misleading verbiage
- Aims to standardize verbiage around sugar
- Differentiates between Sugar and sugars added from external sources such as flavoring.
Added sugars are viewed as unhealthy and thus the distinction. It does more but these were what stuck out to me
There have been 2 congressional bills introduced
Incorporated into a 2019 medicare for all bill by Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. This bill would add a tax to sugary drinks. Currently in sub committee. This tax is aimed to aid in fund the medicare for all. In the bill it is said that this is due to negative impact it, high fructose corn syrup also refereed to as sugar in the bill, has on health.
A tax in 2015 that proposed a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages introduced again by Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. This bill had apparently died in sub-committee. The aim of this bill is to tax sweetened beverages in order to fund diet related medical conditions.
While debating a reauthorization of a child's health insurance bill, Mr Coburn, as addressed by the document, says
So if we want to do and mandate oral health care in this bill, why
don't we put a limitation on the high-fructose corn syrup products
and high-glucose products that are the No. 1 cause of the dental
caries the kids are having? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure. But we didn't do that.
Added as it does indicate a type of recognition of a perceived issue around the subject.
I am trying to find the archives for the FDA to search their historical regulations, tentatively this is all I've found.