State Government Affairs

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These Sweet United States

NCA tracks and monitors legislation in all 50 states that impacts confectionery manufacturing and sales. In-state advocacy, grassroots outreach, and coalition development are often effective tools to address issues that impact access to and availability of chocolate, candy, gum and mints, as well as to preserve and enhance the image and reputation of the confectionery category.

The legislative and regulatory items we monitor at the state level include:

  • Proposed candy taxes
  • Labeling changes
  • Vending/Sales limitations
  • Ingredient restrictions
  • SNAP implementation

In addition to monitoring legislation, the association engages in education of state lawmakers on the business of making candy, our impact on communities and the power of sweet.