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FDA Official Cautions Corn Industry on Using “Corn Sugar” Before Aprroval

 This AP article reports that FDA labeling director Barbara Schneeman has expressed (in writing) concern over two of the corn industry's websites using "corn sugar" and "high fructose corn syrup" interchangably. The name change has not yet received regulatory approval. ~Sherry - Your No High-Fructose Corn Syrup Blogger … [Read more...]

Corn Syrup vs. High-Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Corn Sugar

  A lot of people ask me the difference between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup and whether they are the same thing, so I thought I would write a quick blog post about it. They are not the same thing at all. And to make things even more confusing, the name "corn sugar" is about to be thrown into the mix. So here is a quick breakdown of each of them. Corn Syrup: Corn syrup is extracted from corn starch and is made into glucose. Some recipes call for corn syrup as a sweetener and it is sold in grocery stores, often under the brand name Karo. High-Fructose Corn Syrup: HFCS goes through additional processing. Three different types of enzymes are added, one after the other, to change the corn starch into first glucose … [Read more...]