FDA Nixes Name Change for Corn Syrup (page 2)
A bitter feud has erupted between two "sweet" groups, partly blamed on a recent medical study that claimed that "sugar can make you dumb," and further cast by the ruling of a federal agency rejecting one group's attempt to refine its product's title. The issue at hand is the Corn Refiners Association's bid to rename high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar." In an attempt to reverse the bad reputation high fructose corn syrup has been labeled with in recent years, the group is saying that corn syrup is in fact a form of sugar, and should be able to call it a sugar. The Sugar Association, which opposes the renaming, is crying foul, alleging the corn syrup group is only trying to sugarcoat its image by calling its sweetener a "sugar." And, in fact, the Corn Refiners Association's application submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 to get approval to change the product name on nutrition labels has been shot down by the agency. The FDA said in its ruling that sugar is defined as a solid,
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