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New Way to Find Products with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Check out this new way to find products with no high-fructose corn syrup! If you live in an area where you can receive grocery deliver from Amazon Fresh, there is a great new way to find food products with no high-fructose corn syrup! I discovered this completely by accident. I was trying out their service and noticed that I coudl "filter" my searches. I decided just to see - could it be possible? Yes! There was a filter for no high-fructose corn syrup! Woo-hoo! I hope more online ordering at other grocers will follow their lead. I can't image the CRA is real happy about this, but what can they do? At any rate, *I* am happy. It's hard enough to find food products these days with no high-fructose corn syrup. I'm just … [Read more...]

Is Your School Cafeteria Serving Up High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Considering how many products have HFCS these days, it's not surprising to find out that there could be a whole load of it in your kids' school lunch! From the bread to salad dressing - desserts and even flavored/chocolate milk! The Anderson School District in Anderson, SC has been working on making lunches healthier for years. This year, that includes eliminating the HFCS in flavored milks. After reading this, it occurred to me that I have no idea whether or not the cafeteria at my son's school is HFCS free, but now I plan to ask! (And act.) ~Sherry - Your No High-Fructose Corn Syrup Blogger … [Read more...]

It’s (sort of) Official! FDA’s Geraldine June says that High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Not ‘Natural’

An article on the http://foodnavigator-usa.com/ web site quotes Geraldine June as saying, "The use of synthetic fixing agents in the enzyme preparation, which is then used to produce HFCS, would not be consistent with our … policy regarding the use of the term 'natural'."  She then goes on to say, "... the corn starch hydrolysate, which is the substrate used in the production of HFCS, may be obtained through the use of safe and suitable acids or enzymes.  Depending on the type of acid(s) used to obtain the corn starch hydrolysate, this substrate itself may not fit within the description of 'natural' and, therefore, HCFS produced from such corn starch hydrolysate would not qualify for a 'natural' labeling term." This is a very big deal, … [Read more...]

Store To Ban High-Fructose Corn Syrup

The Weaver Street Market is banning foods which contain high fructose corn syrup from its shelves.  They site the growing epidemic of childhood obesity as a major concern and reason for doing this. … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Franz!

Franz has produced the first product I've seen which proudly announces "No High Fructose Corn Syrup." Making it easier for those of us looking for such products! I hope this is a coming trend (I expect it will be.) I, for one, will more readily buy products which clearly state they have no hfcs so that I don't have to waste my time looking at the ingredients for that information. … [Read more...]