Friday, October 1, 2010
Our friends at CRA (Corn Refiners Association) have petitioned the FDA to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup, a.k.a HFCS, to corn sugar. Their reasoning is that the current name, or labeling, is confusing to the American consumers. CRA commented that HFCS has received a bad rep from the press so they think that by changing the name they can start anew. What they are really saying is that they hope consumption will go up as people have no idea what corn sugar is. I think they're hoping that people will think it sounds natural enough so therefore it should be safe to consume. I hope that you won't be fooled by the name change. Keep your eyes peeled and keep reading the labels!