September 18, 2023
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites the public to register for the virtual public meeting and listening sessions on strategies to reduce added sugars consumption in the United States, which will be held on November 6-8, 2023. The purpose of the public meeting and listening sessions is to explore what federal agencies, communities, and private industry are doing to encourage the reduced consumption of added sugars. During the event, there will be presentations to provide background on added sugars and discuss strategies for reducing added sugars in other countries; panel sessions on federal, industry, and community approaches to reduce added sugars consumption; and multiple opportunities for participants to submit questions and share information through the listening sessions.
Questions for consideration during the public meeting, including the panel sessions, should be submitted through the registration process by October 12, 2023. Registration for the November 6th public meeting will remain open until the start of the meeting.
There will also be two days of facilitated listening sessions (November 7th and 8th) to offer participants the opportunity to provide feedback on next steps to reduce added sugars consumption in the U.S. Participants are required to register by October 20, 2023, to attend the listening sessions. There will be a maximum number of participants for each session.
Beginning on November 6, 2023, a Regulations.gov docket (docket number FDA-2023-N-3849) will open for comments related to the event topic. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2024.
More information about the public meeting is available on the meeting page.
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- Virtual Public Meeting – November 6, 2023
- Virtual Listening Sessions – November 7-8, 2023
The White House Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health notes that the intake of added sugars for most Americans is higher than what is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and calls for FDA, in collaboration with other HHS divisions and USDA, to hold a public meeting regarding future steps that can be taken to reduce added sugars consumption in the United States. FDA will host, in collaboration with other federal partners, a virtual public meeting followed by virtual public listening sessions to discuss strategies for reducing added sugars consumption in the United States.
More meeting specifics, including information on how to register for the virtual meeting and listening sessions, will be made available in September 2023 on the meeting page.