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Diane Welland MS RD Comment ID #793

Submitted 10/24/2014

October 24, 2014

FR Docket # 2014-02939

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee,

The Juice Products Association (JPA) would like to submit the attached comments on 100% fruit juice for your review and consideration. We reviewed comments and slides presented by Subcommittee 1 and the Added Sugars Working Group during Meeting #5 and though we recognize the value of the information presented, we noticed two points related to fruit and vegetable juice that need to be addressed:

1. Fruit Juice Concentrate which is Reconstituted to Single-Strength Fruit Juice Should Not Be Considered An “Added Sugar”
2. Fruit Juice Is An Important Part of A Quality Diet

The attached comments specifically address these two points.

JPA is a trade association whose international membership consists of major processors, growers, packers, brokers and distributors of a wide variety of 100% fruit and vegetable juices, juice beverages, drinks, jams, jellies, fruit spreads and other fruit products.

JPA would like to thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,

Diane Welland M.S., R.D.
Nutrition Communication Manager
Juice Products Association
Washington, DC

Affiliation: Industry/Industry Association Organization: Juice Products Association
Topic:
  • Carbohydrates (Added Sugars, Fiber, Glycemic Index, Whole Grains)
  • Water & Beverages (Non-alcoholic)

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