Sweeteners / Industry News

Americans are trying to cut back on sugar, HFCS

Seventy percent of Americans report that they are trying to consume less sugar, and 63% are trying to consume less high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation.

Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the annual survey also finds that awareness of trans-fats increased from 81% to 90% between 2006, reports FoodNavigator.com.

Awareness of Omega 3s has remained about constant, at 74%, and no major push to consume more Omega 3s was noticed. About two-thirds of consumers said they consistently use the Nutrition Facts panel and the expiration date on labels in making buying decisions.

But 70% said they could not correctly identify that "calories in general are what cause weight gain."

Source: www.mediapost.com

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery, Phoenix AZ

Here’s a look at Capistrano’s Bakery, our 2014 Bakery of the Year.

11/7/13 2:00 pm EST

Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

Baking Industry Workforce

The American Bakers Association has launched a yearlong project to address the workforce skills gap in the baking industry. Does your company have difficulty finding qualified workers?
View Results Poll Archive


Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook IconTwitter IconYoutube IconLinkedIn Icon

The Weekly Mix

Operations Weekly Logo

Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.

Sign up today!