//Food and Feed
28 10, 2015

CEFS statement on Robert Lustig Opinion Piece – “The science is in: the case for a sugar tax is overwhelming”

2018-02-27T09:28:18+00:00October 28th, 2015|

The focus made on one ingredient as a major cause of diseases like Type-2 diabetes disregards the established scientific knowledge that this illness is mainly caused by obesity – a complex and multifactorial issue – and lack of physical activity. Sugar per se consumed in the context of a balanced diet, has not been established [...]

2 06, 2015

Facts about Sugars

2018-02-27T09:46:49+00:00June 2nd, 2015|

Over recent years, a debate has arisen over the amount of sugars people should eat and the potential effects sugars may have on health. Supporting the provision of clear information on sugars in line with today’s established scientific evidence, CEFS, together with the other sector associations CAOBISCO, PROFEL, Starch Europe and UNESDA, produced the following [...]

4 03, 2015

EU sugar producers respond to new WHO guideline on sugars intake for adults and children

2018-02-27T10:58:34+00:00March 4th, 2015|

The European Committee of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS),[1] representing the European sugar producing sector, takes note of the new WHO (World Health Organisation) Guideline on Sugars Intake for Adults and Children, and supports the scientific debate on sugars and health. We note the clarification in the report that WHO has retained its recommendation that “free sugars” [...]

1 05, 2014

The Inconvenient Truth about Sugar Consumption (it’s not what you think)

2018-02-27T11:14:41+00:00May 1st, 2014|

Czarnikow, the worldwide market analyst for sugar since 1870 takes a look outside its usual focus on market analysis and trading to look at recent criticisms regarding sugar and obesity. Published on 1 May 2014, the article shown below, can also be found at Czarnikow's website. Statistically this means there is an [...]

1 04, 2014

CEFS comments to the draft WHO Guideline on Sugars Intake for Adults and Children

2018-02-27T11:24:56+00:00April 1st, 2014|

CEFS welcomes the launch of the public consultation to review the draft guideline issued by the World Health Organisation Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group. CEFS responded to the consultation through the formal process. CEFS holds the view that only strong, convincing scientific evidence should be considered for guidelines on nutrition and health. The comments submitted by CEFS can be [...]

10 02, 2009

Latest research challenges myths about sugars and health

2018-02-27T10:44:58+00:00February 10th, 2009|

A new scientific review on the role of sugars in human health and nutrition clarifies some misconceptions about the impact of sugars on health. Published today in Obesity Reviews, “the results provide a much needed update of the overall scientific evidence on sugars and suggest that new randomised controlled intervention studies of sufficient size and [...]