Key Issues

Sugar Policy

Did you know that sugar is the only farm program where the U.S. government imposes controls on how much of the product can legally be sold?


Current U.S. sugar policy is anti-consumer and wasteful. In 2013, the government spent $300 million taxpayer dollars to buy an excess of 640,000 tons of sugar. NCA supports U.S. sugar program reform to create jobs, protect taxpayers and end government waste.


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Labeling Policy

State by state GMO and GE ingredient labeling mandates create a complex maze of unnecessary regulations that would burden farmers and small businesses, provide customers with inaccurate information, raise food costs and create an unwarranted stigma around GMOs. The industry supports a federal solution.


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State Government Affairs

The NCA state affairs program tracks and monitors legislation in all 50 states that impacts confectionery manufacturing and sales. This information is shared on a monthly basis with the NCA State Affairs Committee. NCA engages in state lobbying and grassroots outreach as determined by the committee.

Candy PAC

CandyPAC is the confectionery industry’s political action committee, funded by personal money that individuals contribute to NCA. Supporting CandyPAC is a direct and tangible method to ensure your voice is heard.

Policy News

Policy | Industry | Member | Candy & Snack Today

Kimmie Candy’s Dutra Outlines Need For Sugar Reform

16 Apr 2018 - Reno — The Depression-era sugar program is significantly driving up the prices for food manufacturers’ ingredients, the second biggest cost on ...

Policy | Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Florida Editorial Board Highlights Need For Sugar Reform

13 Apr 2018 - Stuart, FL — Most foods containing sugar produced in the U.S. are significantly more costly than they should be because ...

Policy | Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Orlando Sentinel Highlights Sugar Program As ‘Bad Economic Policy’

11 Apr 2018 - Orlando — In an op-ed, the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel has pointed out the flawed logic of the ...

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