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With WTO Final Ruling U.S. Congress Must Act Immediately on Country of Origin Labeling

May 18, 2015 Without immediate congressional intervention on the World Trade Organization’s final ruling against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule for muscle cuts of beef and pork, U.S. manufacturing and agriculture will be in severe harm. 

Sweetener Tool Kits Now Available For Food And Beverage Manufacturers

May 14, 2015 Today the Corn Refiners Association released three new digital tool kits designed to help provide food and beverage manufacturers with the resources to make informed decisions about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other sweeteners. 

Statement by the Corn Refiners Association on the recent University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine’s Study On the Effects of Fructose and Glucose on Satiety

May 4, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The recent study by the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine, which claims fructose consumption ‘leads to smaller increases in plasma insulin levels, greater increases in hunger and desire for food’ compared to glucose, fails to recognize how fructose is consumed in real world settings and provides almost no practical insight.

Corn Refiners Association Response to University of California- Davis Study Claiming Link between Beverages Sweetened with HFCS and Increased Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Apr 23, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – A recent study by a team at the University of California - Davis claiming beverages sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) significantly increase the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases fails to demonstrate increased risk of cardiovascular disease and provides very limited practical insight.

Corn Refiners Association Statement on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Apr 16, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, and Congressman Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

CRA Applauds Introduction of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Mar 25, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association today announced its full support of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would ensure our nation’s labeling standards for foods produced with biotechnology are based on consistent, national criteria that are driven by science. The bill was introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC).

New White Paper Reviews Six Consumer Segment’ Attitudes And Behaviors Around Sweeteners

Mar 18, 2015 A new resource for food and beverage manufacturers was released today, detailing findings from the second annual Sweetener360 research study conducted by Mintel and Nielsen and commissioned by the Corn Refiners Association. The white paper, “Simplifying Sweetness: Identifying Factors That Influence Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners And Testing Their Impact On Your Brand,” authored by research analyst Sara Martens, explores how six consumer segments feel and act toward sweeteners and confirms that consumers continue to say one thing and do another. 

Corn Refiners Association Statement on Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

Feb 19, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The Dietary Guidelines for Americans serve as the cornerstone for all Federal nutrition education and program activities, and its findings have a profound impact on future federal food policy and recommendations.

Consumers Continue To Say One Thing And Do Another When It Comes To Sweeteners

Feb 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2015) — Consumers continue to say they avoid specific ingredients, but purchase data shows otherwise, according to the 2015 Sweetener360, an annual research study completed in part by Nielsen and Mintel Consulting and commissioned by the Corn Refiners Association.

Corn Refiners Applaud Legislation To Expand Trade With Cuba

Feb 13, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association today welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015, which would allow for open trade and investment between the United States and Cuba.

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