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Devious Name Change For High Fructose Corn Syrup
This new corn syrup is often used in foods labeled as being “light” or “natural.” It is so super sweet that they need to use very little of it. However, this product that is 90 percent fructose will not need to label themselves as anything other than “fructose” or “fructose syrup.” This is very misleading at best and deceitful at worst. Companies will be allowed to state that their product is free from HFCS and only list this ingredient as “fructose.”
Citizens for Health, a consumer watchdog group, are asking the FDA for more specific labeling so that people known the amounts of fructose a product contains. They are also asking that any corn syrup that is higher than 55 percent fructose is considered to be adulterated, which means that it will fall under stricter federal regulations and it will not be able to be sold through interstate commerce. This makes it much more difficult for companies to use this ingredient since they would have to have a factory to produce it in every state in which they wish to sell their product.
SEE ALSO: Fructose Hazards Infographic
If you want to eat a truly healthy diet, don’t get fooled by Big Food. When reading food labels, if you see ingredients that you don’t recognize, or long names that you can’t even pronounce, it’s time to put that box back on the shelf. Read more how food labels trick you into eating GMO food.