USA: FDA Denies Request to Exempt D-Tagatose from Added Sugar Labeling

In a letter dated May 18, 2022, FDA denied a citizen petition from Bonumose LLC which requested that the Agency (1) exempt D-tagatose from classification as an “Added Sugar” and (2) allow for the voluntary labeling of D-tagatose as a separate declaration under “Total Carbohydrates,” similar to the approach taken for sugar alcohols.