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FoodIdentityTheft.com alerts consumers about misleading food and beverage packaging and deceptive advertising. Because we all have the right to know what’s in the products we buy, it tells the truth about food ingredients and package labels so that we can make informed decisions.
This website is powered by Citizens for Health, a non-profit education and advocacy organization that provides unbiased information to almost 130,000 American consumers.
About Citizens for Health
Since 1993, Citizens for Health has been the non-profit voice of the natural health consumer. Through its websites and monthly newsletter it provides important news to nearly 130,000 consumers to help them make informed choices about the products and services they purchase for themselves and their families.
Citizens For Health Petition Calls for Accurate Labels for Products Containing HFCS and Other Sugars
The FDA has proposed changes to the nutritional information on product labels, with the intention of providing further information about the sugars in food and beverages. They have proposed including “Added Sugars” on the Nutrition Facts label, and we applaud the move.
However, Citizens for Health believes the FDA must go a step further. That’s why we filed an amendment and supplement today to our petition to accurately label products containing high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS (FDA-2012-P-0904).
Specifically, they are asking the FDA to:
- Include “nutritive sweetener” after “Added Sugars”
- Identify the name of the added sugar
- Identify the percentage of fructose if the added sugar is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
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