CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT represent 61 sugar producing companies, 28,000 workers, and 140,000 sugar beet growers. To coincide with the last round of trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur, our organisations published a press release calling for the exclusion of sugar from the discussions. The Brazilian sugarcane association – UNICA – issued a response [...]
CEFS, the European association of sugar producers, welcomes EFSA’s announcement of an upcoming Scientific Opinion on the health effects of sugars added to food and beverages, with the aim to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources which is not associated with adverse health effects. CEFS continues to [...]
On 15 November 2016 the European Commission presented to the Agriculture and Fisheries Council the results of an economic study carried out by the Joint Research Centre on the “cumulative effects of concessions made in the context of free trade agreements on the EU agricultural sector.” The study covers the impact of 12 future trade [...]
CEFS statement on Robert Lustig Opinion Piece – "The science is in: the case for a sugar tax is overwhelming"
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 [...]
The European Committee of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS), 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” [...]
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 [...]