High fructose corn syrup won’t be renamed “corn sugar” after all. The FDA has rejected the petition by the Corn Refiner’s Association to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to something less notorious.
Oh, high fructose corn syrup! Why are you in every food? I can understand finding you in sodapop and candy, but check out most commercial breads, crackers, and cereals, and that ubiquitous sweetener has weaseled its way into those ingredients lists, too.
The Sugar Association has prepared a study for the FDA that concludes changing the name of ‘high-fructose corn syrup’ to ‘corn sugar’ would confuse consumers. Half of the consumers who participated in the survey did not recognize that ‘corn sugar’ may contain high-fructose corn syrup, and therefore would be unable to avoid it if they were trying to do so.
The Corn Refiners Association is at it again with the “corn sugar”.
If you look at the ingredients of the food you buy, you’ve probably seen high-fructose corn syrup on the list more times than you can count. Following up on a [ … ]
The health effects of corn syrup have been debated, and many Americans now generally believe that corn syrup may not be the best sweetening choice for their health. So what does the Corn Refiners Association do? Well, change the name of course.