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Apr 29, 2011

U.S. - Sugar Assn Sues Corn Assn Over Corn Syrup

On 29 April 2011, Brownfield Ag News reported that American sugar producers and processors had filed a lawsuit against the corn refining industry for labelling high frustose corn syrup as “corn sugar.” The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Western Sugar Cooperative, Michigan Sugar Company and C & H Sugar Company.

The lawsuit centers on charges that branding corn syrup as "corn sugar" is false advertising under federal and state law.  This branding campaign when Corn Refiners Association filed a petition with the U.S. FDA to use this definition in ingredient labels.

For more see: Meyer, Bob. "Sugar sues corn," Brownfield Ag News for America, 29 April 2011.

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