What is FoodIdentityTheft.com?
FoodIdentityTheft.com is a website that alerts consumers about threats to the food we buy for ourselves and our families. The website is sponsored by Citizens for Health, a non-profit consumer action group that has been around for almost 20 years and has more than 100,000 followers. The Food Identity Theft Project for Citizens for Health believes Americans have the right to know what ingredients are in the food products they consume.
FoodIdentityTheft.com provides important facts to consumers about food safety issues, as well as ways to connect with Congress and government regulators to express their opinions and concerns about truthful food policies.
More and more, consumers are being deceived by big corporations that are more concerned with their profits that our health. From breakfast cereals and muffin mixes that call themselves “Blueberry” but contain absolutely no blueberries, to blatantly deceptive food labeling practices, some food companies are trying to steal consumers’ rights to know what’s in the foods they’re buying and consuming.
The High Fructose Corn Syrup Name Game is the first major issue FoodIdentityTheft.com is taking on. The Corn Refiners are trying to deceive American consumers by trying to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup (a widely-used man-made sweetener) to “corn sugar.”
In the coming months, FoodIdentityTheft.com will target other food manufacturers that mislabel their products in order to mislead consumers into thinking they’re buying something they’re not. From “whole wheat” crackers that are primarily made from processed and refined white flour, to “fresh tomato sauce” that’s actually made from industrial tomato concentrate, consumers are being regularly duped by deceptive practices.