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  • Senate Approves Toomey To Take Over Candy Desk
    January 7, 2015
    As lawmakers vie across the aisle in the new Congress, one important matter has already been settled — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) is the proud holder of the coveted Candy Desk on the Senate floor . . .
  • Coalition Advocates Balanced Nutrition Guidance
    December 9, 2014
    Eighteen farm-to-fork food organizations are joining together to form the Back to Balance Coalition, which aims to promote balanced, pragmatic, attainable dietary guidance among U.S. consumers. . . .
  • Calorie Counts Required On Vending Machines
    November 26, 2014
    The FDA has ruled operators and owners of vending machines must disclose calorie information for food, including candy and snacks, sold from the devices. . . .
  • Hershey, Supplier GrowCocoa To Reach 9K Farmers
    October 22, 2014
    The GrowCocoa sustainability program aims to reach nearly 9,000 cocoa farmers in 27 cooperatives in Ivory Coast as . . .
  • Prohibitive Canadian Tariffs Loom For U.S. Candy
    October 20, 2014
    Four chocolate subsegments could be hit with 100 percent tariffs in 2015 by the Canadian government in retaliation for the U.S.’s amended Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) labeling policy . . .
Key Issues

Sugar - NCA supports reform of the sugar program to put an end to tight sugar supplies, high sugar prices, plant closures, job losses, and unnecessary and wasteful government intrusion on domestic sugar production.

TradeThe U.S. currently has free trade agreements with 20 nations, which open markets through the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers. These agreements allow for U.S. exports from both large and small confectionery companies and allow them to compete globally.

LabelingFDA regulates the labeling of all food and beverages, and NCA is dedicated to ensuring that the confectionery industry is aware of all industry labeling requirements.


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Vote for Candy

Get the facts on policy issues that impact the confectionery industry. You are the best advocate for your company. As a voter, your opinion matters in your state capital and in Washington, DC. Contact your Congressman, Senators or local officials to express your views on legislation like sugar policy, taxation, regulatroy issues and trade policy. Learn what more you can do to help protect your business interests.   

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Treat Right

Treat Right

Confectionery plays an important role in our lives - providing sweetness and happiness. It's important to learn to Treat Right, however. Our website provides tips and tools to help consumers find the information on how to include a little candy in a happy, health life. 


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Food Safety and Regulatory

Food Safety and Regulatory

NCA's Food Safety Forum is a web-based resource for NCA members focused on food safety and regulatory challenges facing the industry. In addition to online resources, quarterly webinars provide updates on new rules and regulations, food safety education, and peer-to-peer discussions. Topics include regulatory updates, basic food safety education, and third party certification.

  

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