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High fructose corn syrup can’t disguise itself as ‘corn sugar,’ FDA decides

June 5, 2012
J. D. Heyes, Natural News

The days of food and beverage makers hiding the gargantuan sugar content of high fructose corn syrup under the deceptive label of “corn sugar” are over following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision that prohibits the common industry practice.

According to recent reports, FDA regulators said they made the move to clear up any confusion about the definition of “sugar.” It’s a rule change that comes at a time when high fructose or high sugar content foods are coming under increasing scrutiny by healthcare advocates and policymakers alike as one of the leading causes of the nation’s obesity epidemic.

“FDA’s approach is consistent with the common understanding of sugar and syrup as referenced in a dictionary,” the agency said in a letter posted on its Web site in late May.

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