Unless the Washington-based consumer group, National Consumers League (NCL) has its way, high-fructose corn syrup could become corn sugar. The group is taking issue with a proposal before the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of the sweetener on food labels.
The Washington-based consumer group, the National Consumers League (NCL), is taking issue with a proposal to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the name of the sweetener, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to corn sugar on food labels. The NCL says consumers have begun to increase their awareness of HFCS and its possible effects on expanding waistlines and health. Calling it something else, the group says, is confusing and misleading.
"Regardless of where you stand on the debate over high-fructose corn syrup and its effects on our waistlines and our health, changing the name after decades of use is unfair to consumers," reports Sally Greenberg, executive director of the NCL.