Sorry, High Fructose Corn Syrup makers — looks like you won't be changing the name any time soon!
The FDA has just rejected the attempt to re-name HFCS to 'Corn Sugar.'
The HFCS industry is pretty fed up with the negative connotations that come along with its name, as they've gotten a bad reputation for being super unhealthy in the recent years.
The FDA, though, says that it defines sugar as a solid, dried and crystallized food. HFCS is a syrup!
This means that the FDA's decision confirms that sugar and high fructose corn syrup are two distinct products — something the HFCS industry has tried to deny, even running ad campaigns saying they're basically the same thing.
Here's what someone in the sugar industry had to say:
"What's going on here is basically a con game to suggest otherwise. What do con men do? They normally try to change their name. The FDA has thankfully stopped that."
We don't really think HFCS OR sugar is good for you — but neither are entirely bad in moderation.
We do, however, think it's shady to try and rename yourself just because of a bad reputation!
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