Sorry, Corn Refiners: 'Corn Sugar' Already Taken

Written by mindbodygreen

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:

(a) corn sugar (C6H12O6, CAS Reg. No. 50—99—7), commonly called D—glucose or dextrose, is the chemical [alpha]—D—glucopyranose. It occurs as the anhydrous or the monohydrate form and is produced by the complete hydrolysis of corn starch with safe and suitable acids or enzymes, followed by refinement and crystallization from the resulting hydrolysate.

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

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