High Fructose Corn Syrup: Companies Begin to Skip the Sweetenter

Filed under: Business — @ September 30, 2007

As more and more Americans make a point to steer clear of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) because they believe that it’s unhealthy for you, more and more manufacturers are responding to consumer demand by bumping the sweetener from their foods and drinks.

Companies are increasingly touting the fact that their products are “HFCS-free” in order to position them as healthy, a phenomenon observed by NutraIngredients.com, which learned about this trend from market researcher Datamonitor.

In fact, Datamonitor found 146 new foods and beverage products worldwide that claim to be free of the corn-based sweetener, which has been linked with obesity and other health issues.

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