FDA Says Corn Syrup Can't Be Called 'Sugar'

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday told Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill Inc. and other high fructose corn syrup producers that they couldn't label the processed sweetener as "corn sugar" in advertisements and food packaging.

"Sugar" can be used only for granulated, dry sweeteners, not liquids like high fructose corn syrup, the regulator said in a letter sent to the Corn Refiners Association, an industry group representing corn processors.

"The use of the term 'sugar' to describe [high fructose corn syrup], a product that...
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