Corn Refiners Petition FDA to use Name ‘Corn Sugar’


In an effort to help clarify the labeling of food products for consumers, the Corn Refiners Association Tuesday petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow manufacturers the option of using “corn sugar” as an alternative name for high fructose corn syrup.

“Consumers need to know what is in their foods and where their foods come from and we want to be clear with them,” said Audrae Erickson, CRA president. “The term ‘corn sugar’ succinctly and accurately describes what this natural ingredient is and where it comes from—corn.”

According to CRA high fructose corn syrup is not high in fructose when compared with other commonly used nutritive sweeteners, including table sugar, honey and fruit juice concentrates, according to CRA.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Bob K. Taylor on September 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    High Frutcose Corn Syrup is just that “HIGH” in fructose content. As I understand it, it is boiled down until it becomes dark and sticky and extra sweet. They are trying to equate it to other sweeteners. It is a lot more concentrated. Don’t let them fool you. It is extra sweet and habit forming.

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