Corn Refiners Seek HFCS, 'Corn Sugar' Switch

WASHINGTON — The Corn Refiners Association is seeking to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar.” If successful the Food and Drug Administration would allow manufacturers the option of using the alternate name.

WASHINGTON — The Corn Refiners Association is seeking to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar.” If successful the Food and Drug Administration would allow manufacturers the option of using the alternate name.

In its petition the CRA contends that high fructose corn syrup is not high in fructose when compared with commonly used nutritive sweeteners like table sugar, honey and fruit juice concentrates. Therefore ‘corn sugar’ is a better choice.

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