FDA Says High-Fructose Corn Syrup Can Not be Labeled as ‘Corn Sugar’
The Corn Refiners Association has outdone itself with silliness (which isn’t easy to do after those laughable commercials they come out with a few years ago). They petitioned the FDA to be allowed to label HFCS as ‘corn sugar’. I wonder if the the rep from the FDA had to suppress laughter while they told the CRA, ‘um, of course you may not’. (See High Fructose Corn Syrup: FDA Rejects ‘Corn Sugar’ As New Name
The FDA defines sugar as “solid, dried and crystallized.” Therefore a syrup can’t be called sugar. You would think they would have researched the finer points over there at the CRA, but they’re not building the best track record when it comes to making good choices, it seems.
I for one am very pleased. A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but it certainly is not as sincere. The mind boggles at the lengths food manufacturers will go to these days to try to mask what they are selling people to supposedly nourish their bodies with. I mean, if it’s really not that bad, why not let the facts speak for themselves and let me make up my own mind? Why the deception? It just points to even bigger problems in the food industry, in my opinion.
~Sherry – Your No High-Fructose Corn Syrup Blogger