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No new name for high fructose corn syrup

FDA says “corn sugar” is a no-go

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) denied a petition made by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to rename high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) “corn sugar.” The association requested the change because of the negative impression and confusion the public has of the term “high fructose corn syrup.”

The FDA, which decides what can go on food labels, said changing the name would only confuse U.S. consumers and may even pose a health risk to people who suffer from fructose intolerance.


Cathleen Flahardy

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