The Food Identity Theft Resistance
Many companies, organizations and individuals have earned consumers’ respect for their efforts to address Food Identity Theft.
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The Environmental Working Group recently commented on how consumers are souring on High Fructose Corn Syrup and the Corn Refiners Association’s re-branding effort to prop up the lagging sales of the calorie-laden sweetener.
The Center for Food Safety is a non-profit public interest advocacy membership organization established in 1997 for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives.
Representing over one million members, the Organic Consumers Association is an non-profit public interest organization that reported on a study that found High Fructose Corn Syrup is Contaminated With Mercury.
The Consumer Federation of America is an association of 300 non-profit consumer organizations established in 1968 to advance pro-consumer policies on a variety of issues before Congress, the White House, federal and state regulatory agencies, state legislatures, and the courts.
Food Industry Supporters
Whole Foods Markets have banned all products that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup from all of their stores nationwide.
Starbucks removed High Fructose Corn Syrup and artificial flavors and dyes from all of its baked goods.
Jason’s Deli is a major restaurant group that eliminated High Fructose Corn Syrup from all of the food it serves in its 200 locations.
Hugely popular drink brand Snapple removed High Fructose Corn Syrup from all of its products in 2009.
Quaker Oats made the move to eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup from its Chewy Granola Bars.
Pepsi has removed high fructose corn syrup from all Gatorade products.
The nation’s largest natural food cooperative, PPC Markets, will not sell any products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, a frequent guest on shows like The View and ABC News, recommends foods that are made with NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
Most recently General Mills has taken an enormous step in removing HCFS from many of its most popular cereals and they are not being shy about it. Airing over 7,552 Commercials produced by the McCann Erickson agency and featuring the song “Love First” by Kyle Andrews, touting “Whole grain is the first ingredient in every General Mills Big G cereals“ and ”No High fructose Corn Syrup” prominently in the commercial (in fact, this blog post’s title graphic IS part of this commercial!).
Sara Lee’s removal of HFCS from its Soft & Smooth and 100% Whole Wheat Breads because their consumers, particularly moms, indicated they would only buy bread without HFCS.
Subway removed HFCS from its sandwich breads.
Yogurt giant Yoplait eliminated HFCS from all products, citing the change came from Tweets and emails from customers.
Kraft announced in February 2015 a decision to sweeten its drinks with sugar instead of HFCS, leading to the elimination of HFCS from its Capri Sun Juice Drinks. Kraft also removed HFCS from its Nabisco Wheat Thins and Premium crackers, and many Kraft salad dressings,
Heinz has created a sugar-sweetened version of its iconic ketchup, while Hunt’s removed HFCS from its entire retail ketchup line in 2010 (those little packets of wholesale ketchups kept HFCS)
Pepsi introduced a new line of soft drinks “made with real sugar.” Gatorade replaced HFCS as the sweetener in its sports drinks. Coke Life is sweetened entirely with sugar. (But read the labels, there are many other ingredients in all three products that merit scrutiny.) ;p;
Natural Brand Annie’s manufactures many products that are HFCS free: including many salad dressings, their honey mustard, ketchup and BBQ sauce.
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