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HFCS – FDA Allowing Illegal Ingredient In Foods & Beverages

Government Regulations Violated

Products Found Laced with Banned Corn Sweetener – Families Encouraged to Contact FDA

April 23, 2013 – We rely on our government to keep us safe. Whether it’s the threat of violence or unsafe products, most believe that our government will watch out for us and protect us.

So why is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing food and beverage makers to use an untested and unapproved substance that could be hazardous to our health?

The culprit here is a super-sweet industrial additive known as HFCS-90. It’s a strain of the highly controversial High Fructose Corn Syrup, but it has 90% fructose, almost twice the legal limit allowed for use in our foods and beverages.

The FDA has never approved HFCS-90 because it says it “does not have adequate information to assess the safety of…the final product.” The FDA also noted that “additional data on the effects of fructose consumption…would be needed to ensure that this product is safe.”

But the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), a lobbying group that represents the companies that manufacture HFCS-90, recently admitted that this banned ingredient has been in use “with FDA knowledge for decades.” In blatant violation of government regulations, one manufacturer, Archer Daniels Midland, even markets a non-FDA approved food product, Cornsweet 90® on its corporate website.


 

 Sign Our Petition to the FDA to Label HFCS Accurately

Our petition requests that the FDA take action to protect the public from the illegal, mislabeled use of high fructose corn syrup.

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Numerous clinical studies have shown that people who consume excess amounts of fructose are more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and become obese.

The FDA has only approved High Fructose Corn Syrup with no more than 55% fructose content. Yet a 2010 study found that samples of Coke, Pepsi and Sprite all had fructose levels much higher than the legally approved FDA limit.

So why isn’t the FDA cracking down on these violators? Why isn’t our government protecting us and our families from this known hazardous food ingredient?

Consumers must take action to stop this. Citizens for Health has filed a petition with the FDA to enforce the legally approved levels of HFCS fructose in our foods–and punish food makers that violate these regulations. The petition also demands that food and beverage labels include accurate HFCS fructose levels.  We urge you to click here to add your name and comments to this important FDA petition.

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14 Responses to “HFCS – FDA Allowing Illegal Ingredient In Foods & Beverages”

By Marilyn Martin - 25 April 2013 Reply

I am so sick and tired of all the illegal food stuff being done to us. Aspertaine was an insect killer. We had carpenter bees a few years ago and I went on google. Several said they used aspertaine. We had the place sprayed ten when I saw a few I put some aspertaine sweetner on a lid and Haven’t seen any since. all for money even if it kills us!!!

By Bernard Horvath - 25 April 2013 Reply

So why is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing food and beverage makers to use an untested and unapproved substance that could be hazardous to our health? Numerous clinical studies have shown that people who consume excess amounts of fructose are more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and become obese.

The FDA has only approved High Fructose Corn Syrup with no more than 55% fructose content. Yet a 2010 study found that samples of Coke, Pepsi and Sprite all had fructose levels much higher than the legally approved FDA limit.

So why isn’t the FDA cracking down on these violators? Why isn’t our government protecting us and our families from this known hazardous food ingredient?

Your job is to look out for the consumer. Just do it!

By lynette dumont - 25 April 2013 Reply

We won’t buy it!

By Sandra Tobin - 25 April 2013 Reply

Please stop poisoning our foods.

By Jeanne - 26 April 2013 Reply

I want to know what is in the food that I eat. I want my food to be healthy and not full of additives.

By David Davison - 26 April 2013 Reply

Please lobby to get rid of all corn sweeteners.
Real sugar is all we need.

By Dr. William Luban - 26 April 2013 Reply

Drink just ONE 12 ounce can of “regular” Coke or Pepsi, and you consume 41 “grams” of sugar. So, what is 41 grams of sugar equivalent to? It is TEN TEASPOONS OF SUGAR in one 12 ounce can of sweet soda!

Oh, what the heck, it doesn’t matter. Or……

By Janice Miller - 26 April 2013 Reply

Stop trying to make us sick. I request that you remove all illegal products like HFCS-90 from our food supply!

By James Voita - 26 April 2013 Reply

It is not necessary. Don’t allow it.

By Mario Padilla - 26 April 2013 Reply

The FDA is supposed to act in the best interests of the Consumers. Stop the violations of Government regulations.
High Fructose corn Syrup has no business in the American
Diet.HCFS 90 has no business even being considered for
approval and use.It is illegal.Stop allowing big business
to tell you what to do.

By Audrey Cee - 27 April 2013 Reply

This corn sweetener also causes my patients to have obesity problems and develop diabetes. It is contributing to the escalating cost of health care. Which is more important, corporate profits or the health of our citizens? No wonder the U.S. spends way more money on health care than any other country but more than a dozen countries have healthier citizens.

By Robert W. Byers - 27 April 2013 Reply

Are there rules and guidelines to adhere to or aren’t there? Either companies should all follow the same set of rules and criteria or we have a breakdown of society. The misuse and lack of authorization of HFCS underscores the ineptness of the FDA and its lack of integrity to follow their own guidelines. Why is it so difficult to administer the law fairly for our citizenry, not special interest groups, political parties, or lobbyists–but for the American people.

By HFCS-90 Health Dangers - 30 April 2013 Reply

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By Dale - 4 July 2013 Reply

Stop putting ingredients in our foods, that give us diseases,Life is too short, and it is the responsibility of the Food Company to ensure that we eat healthy foods, GO healthy foods, Try Richards Whole Foods, there is no chemicals in their foods,,

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