Is High Fructose Corn Syrup illegal?

Did the UK ban high-fructose corn syrup?

Contrary to common opinion, high fructose corn syrup isn’t banned in Europe. Referred to as isoglucose or glucose-fructose syrup in this region, use of high fructose corn syrup is restricted because it’s under a production quota.

Where is corn syrup illegal?

The countries where no HFCS at all is used include India, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Uruguay, and Lithuania. France, China, Australia, and the UK all use less than one pound per capita.

Is high-fructose corn syrup approved by the FDA?

The FDA classifies high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and other sugars as “generally recognized as safe,” or “GRAS” in agency parlance.

Why is high fructose corn syrup banned in UK?

In Europe, high-fructose corn syrup is restricted to adhere to production quotas enacted in the name of economic fairness and competitiveness, not as a way to save people’s lives.

Why is corn syrup worse than sugar?

Studies show that high fructose corn syrup increases your appetite and it promotes obesity more than regular sugar. “High fructose corn syrup also contributes to diabetes, inflammation, high triglycerides, and something we call non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,” says Dr.

What is a good substitute for corn syrup?

Here’s some of the best substitutions for corn syrup:

  • Agave Nectar. “If I had to make a substitution, I would probably try agave first. …
  • Brown Rice Syrup. A one-to-one substitution, brown rice syrup is made by breaking down rice starches into simple sugars then boiling them into a syrup. …
  • Honey. …
  • Golden Syrup. …
  • Cane Syrup.
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What is the new name for high-fructose corn syrup?

The Corn Refiners Association, the trade association that protects the interests of the makers of HFCS thinks it can solve that problem by getting the FDA to allow a name change from HFCS to “corn sugar” (see my previous comments on this issue). The FDA has this request under consideration.