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NCA Provides Chocolate and Candy to 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll

Statement from the National Confectioners Association on the industry’s participation in the White House Easter Egg Roll: “The National Confectioners Association is proud to collaborate with the White House on the 2024 Easter Egg Roll – bringing together two time-honored traditions that have been hallmarks of the Easter season for generations. NCA’s member companies provided the treats that help families enhance this special occasion…

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Toxicologists Weigh In: Serious Consequences for Food Additive Bans

As more states consider bans on FDA-approved food additives, two toxicologists shared their thoughts on the consequences of these bills for the Institute of Food Technologists. This article gets right to the core of the issue, saying that “these allegations…stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the science of toxicology, the linchpin of food additive safety, and the meticulous regulatory oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

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Those who are proposing a ban on certain FDA-approved food additives are not scientists, toxicologists or regulatory experts.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for evaluating the safety of food ingredients and additives. As California, New York and about a dozen other states consider pending proposals to ban several FDA-approved food additives, we agree that science-based evaluation of these additives is needed, but usurping FDA’s authority will do nothing but create a state-by-state patchwork of inconsistent state requirements that increase food costs, create confusion around food safety, and erode consumer confidence in our food supply.

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NCA Calls For FDA Action, Challenges Misinformation In Debate Over Proposed Food Additive Bans

The National Confectioners Association is taking a stand against a rash of pending state-level proposals aimed at banning several FDA-approved food additives. There has been widespread media attention given to this topic, but there has been no accountability and little to no fact-checking happening among legislators, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit advocacy groups, activists, and members of the media. Unfortunately, support for these proposed bans has been built on falsehoods that are all too easy to accept at face value.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop Scaring Consumers About Food Additives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for evaluating the safety of food ingredients and additives. Lately, state legislators have overstepped their remit with regards to our food system, opening the door for increased food costs and confusion around food safety.

Read my Chicago Sun-Times letter to the editor, published on March 19, 2024 in response to a recent opinion piece on this topic.

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Michael Rosenberg, PIM Brands, Inc., Named NCA 2024 Advocate of the Year

For the first time in its history, NCA’s Advocate of the Year award was presented to an individual and an NCA member company simultaneously. This award recognizes individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to ensure the confectionery industry has a seat at the table for policy discussions at the federal, state, and local levels.

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