Sorry, Corn Refiners: 'Corn Sugar' Already Taken

Last week we reported that the Corn Refiners Association had petitioned the FDA to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup to 'corn sugar.' Well, apparently that name is already taken.

The Atlantic reports that the FDA already has a regulation for Corn Sugar in the Code of Federal Regulations, under food substances "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS). CFR Section 184.1857 reads:

Hmm... What do you think the FDA will do?

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