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FDA Declares High Fructose Corn Syrup Can Be Labelled “Natural”

One more reason why you shouldn’t read anything into the word “natural” when it appears on a food label.

“Upon careful review of the manufacturing process for High Fructose Corn Syrup, the FDA found that HFCS can be labeled natural,” stated Audrae Erickson, president, Corn Refiners Association. “HFCS contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients or color additives and meets FDA’s requirements for the use of the term ‘natural.’ HFCS, like table sugar and honey, is natural. It is made from corn, a natural grain product.”

As we’ve said before, “natural” is not the same thing as “good for you.”

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    My google HFCS alert picked up your post.
    With respect to policy decisions about the
    industrial sweetener, HFCS, this has been
    a summer of disappointments. First, the AMA
    declared that HFCS is not specifically linked
    to the obesity epidemic and then the FDA, after
    stating in April that HFCS is not natural
    back pedals and says that it is considered
    natural because it comes from corn, a natural
    grain. If that is so, then the ball point pen
    in my desk is “natural” because it’s plastic,
    from petroleum which comes from the ground.
    Europe is much smarter about HFCS. They don’t
    allow it since they are very wary about GMO
    foods. StopHFCS.com lists foods that are
    HFCS-free. They welcome additions and suggestions.

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