High-Fructose Corn Syrup No Longer “Natural”

For the first time, Capri Sun will not be labeled “All Natural.”
From the CL&P Blog:

    This past week two major food companies stopped a deceptive practice — claiming that their drinks were “natural” when they were sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Both companies acted after legal action by the DC-based nutrition and health advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)….
    On Monday, January 8, CSPI sued Kraft Foods for claiming that Capri Sun drinks were “natural,” when in fact HFCS was the second ingredient after water. The company immediately announced that it was completely getting rid of the “natural” claim….
    Then, on Friday, January 12, Cadbury Schweppes announced that it, too, would stop calling HFCS-filled 7UP “all natural.” This announcement culminated several months of negotiations between Cadbury and CSPI.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup is a complicated substance that takes a lot of processing to produce. —MEGHANN MARCO

CSPI’s Litigation Project Forces Change By Two Major Food Companies [CL&P]

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