FDA tells corn producers high fructose corn syrup isn’t sugar!

Great news for those who are concerned about too much sugar, especially from high fructose corn syrup, which is in cazillions of products on the market.

Yesterday the FDA announced it was denying the petition of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar,” saying the action would only serve to confuse U.S. consumers and could even pose a health risk to those suffering from fructose intolerance.

The ruling came in a letter to Corn Refiners Association President Audrae Erickson following 20 months of review. The CRA had asked the FDA to implement a name change after launching a multi-million dollar advertising and marketing campaign that argued that sugar and HFCS were identical. The ruling rejected all three arguments made in the CRA’s petition, which was filed on September 14, 2010.

To learn more about why the FDA says it denied the petition and to read the details of the ruling, see the full article at http://bit.ly/KhOBX5.